Dedryck Boyata has extended his contract with Hertha BSC.
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Hertha BSC have tied captain Dedryck Boyata down to a new contract, with the centre-back committing himself to the club until 2024.
"Dedryck is an important player for us; he's a leader and has a great personality, and he is integral to our plans, so we're happy to get this deal squared away early. With his quality and experience he’s going to be a cornerstone of the squad for the next few years," said Hertha managing director for sport Fredi Bobic.
Boyata was linked with a departure earlier this summer, but Hertha coach Pal Dardai seemingly put those rumors to rest last week when he announced that the experienced defender would remain his captain.
"I always felt trusted by the coaches, even in the periods when I was injured. Because of that, I want to give something back to them in the next few years. This club has huge potential and we want to set the foundations for sporting success here," said Boyata.
The Belgian international joined Hertha on a free transfer from Celtic in 2019 and has since gone on to make 48 appearances for the German capital club with five goals to his name.