DEDRYCK BOYATA could get the chance to play against his local club Royale Union Saint Gilloise in July.

The Belgian international central defender could feature if the Hoops accept an invite to open the Brussels outfit’s renovated stadium.

They hope to play the Scottish history makers in the pre-season, Champions League qualifiers permitting. Saint Gilloise were the country’s most successful pre-war team, having won 11 titles, but the last of those was in 1935.

This summer, they will move back into their oriiginal Stade Joseph Marien ground – which hosted football matches as far back as the 1920 Olympics.

Chairman Jurgen Baatzsch said: “The plan is to get a prestigious European name with history to play when we reopen the stadium.”

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