New Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers reportedly wants to sign Dedryck Boyata, who plays for his former club Glasgow Celtic, as reported by The Sun. 

The Belgian international is out of contract during the summer and the Foxes could have the opportunity to sign him on a free transfer.

Boyata is now 28-years-old and at the peak of his career. It is hard to see him turning down the opportunity to play in the English top-flight and he looks destined to leave Celtic before next season.

Leicester will likely have to bolster their squad during the summer, especially the defence.

Wes Morgan is now 35-years-old and his contract is due to expire during the summer. It would be a step in the right direction for the club to part ways with the Leicester veteran and find themselves a long-term successor in the heart of defence.

Celtic stalwart Boyata is vastly experienced at the highest level. He has so far made 84 appearances for the Hoops in the Scottish League and won two Scottish Premierships, two Scottish Cups and two Scottish League Cups.

His previous stints with Manchester City and Bolton Wanderers in England may not have been entirely successful, but he is now a more mature player and has all the ingredients to be a success in the English top-flight.

Defender Filip Benkovic, who is on loan at Celtic from Leicester, was played regularly by Rodgers during this season at the Hoops. He is another player who is likely to be brought into Rodgers plans ahead of next season.


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