Celtic defender Jason Denayer reveals he will make decision over his future this summer

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Celtic defender Jason Denayer says he will have to wait until the end of the season before a decision is made over his future.

Celtic defender Jason Denayer made his return from injury against Hamilton Academical on Saturday, and was considered to be man of the match by many.

The 19-year-old Belgian centre back is on loan from Manchester City for the duration of the season, and told the Daily Mail that he needs to wait until summer to make any decision over his future, with the report suggesting that Celtic want to keep him for next season too.

"I need to wait until the end of the season and see what happens," said Denayer. "There are a lot of things in my head at the moment and I just need to concentrate on playing games."

Denayer may have missed a number of games of late but has still been an important cog in Ronny Deila's defence alongside Virgil van Dijk, and Denayer says that City have been happy with his displays north of the border - even if he knows that there's a huge gulf in class between the Premier League and the Scottish Premiership.

"The club has said I am doing well here but the objective in the Premier League in England for City is different and is at a much higher level," he added. "So I need to do more again but we will see at the end of the season what happens."

With question marks over the long-term future of van Dijk, keeping Denayer for next season too would be a boost for Celtic.

Yet if he continues to impress, City may be tempted to loan him out to another Premier League club to see how he fares in the top flight, given that he's touted as one for the future at the Etihad Stadium - meaning an interesting few months are in store for the defender.

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