Former Manchester City defender and Celtic flop Dedryck Boyata says he should have joined Everton when he had the chance back in 2011.
The Belgian was linked with a move to Goodison Park shortly before joining Bolton Wanderers on loan (a move the archives tell us he didn’t want to move) although at the time many felt it could just have been his father talking up a move.
The Belgian, who has now made more senior international appearances than he did in the first team during his six years at Manchester City, says that it was hard to break through at City as they grew and grew.
Not quite settled in Glasgow, Boyata has been pushing for a move away from Celtic and has so far refused to sign a new deal with the club as he seems desperate to prove himself in the Premier League.
Speaking to Belgian newspaper de Zondag, cited by CeltShare, Boyata said, “Under Roberto Mancini I got my first chances.
“I was 19 at the time. After that season I was able to go to Everton. I should have done that.”