Dedryck Boyata signs new Manchester City deal

Dedryck Boyata of Manchester City competes with Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace during the Barclays Premier League match on December 28, 2013
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Dedryck Boyata signs a new two-year contract with Manchester City.

Belgian defender Dedryck Boyata has signed a new two-year contract with Manchester City.

The centre-back's previous deal had been due to expire this summer, with suggestions that the 23-year-old would seek pastures new at the end of the 2013-14 campaign.

However, a statement on City's official website has revealed that the former Brussels youngster has committed his future to the Premier League champions.

"Dedryck Boyata has signed a new two year contract, keeping him at the club until 2016," read the statement.

"The Belgian defender has been with City since 2007 and he enjoyed a swift rise through the ranks, establishing himself as a crucial part of the side that won the FA Youth Cup in 2008 and subsequently going on to impress in the Elite Development Squad."

Boyata made just six first-team appearances last season.

City midfielder James Milner in action against Hull on August 31, 2013
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