Saturday, 25th August, 2012
Dedryck Boyata is moving towards joining FC Twente after his father told Manchester City that it is a case of a move to the Dutch side or nothing.
Currently under contract with the English champions, Boyata wants playing time this season, which the Citizens cannot guarantee and a loan appears the best for all parties.
The 21-year-old was on loan at Bolton Wanderers last season and managed to make 14 appearances for the Trotters in the Premier League, though was unable to help keep Owen Coyle’s men up.
Now the defender is set for another spell away from Eastlands and this time a little closer to his homeland of Belgium, by joining Steve McClaren’s FC Twente.
"We’ve already had two good conversations with Steve McClaren", Boyata’s father Bienvenu, told Dutch daily De Telegraaf.
"McClaren would like to have Dedryck and Dedryck would like to join FC Twente because it is important for him to have the chance to play.
"At the moment, it is FC Twente or nothing."
Dedryck Boyata is now expected to travel to Holland tomorrow to put the finishing touches to a season-long loan.