Celtic star Jason Denayer receives international call-up for Belgium

The Manchester City loanee has been in excellent form this season.

There is no doubting the fact that Belgian defender Jason Denayer has been one of the stars of Celtic’s season so far. The centre-back, signed on loan from Manchester City, has been in incredible form as Celtic march toward a potential treble.

The 19-year-old has formed a formidable partnership with fellow defender Virgil van Dijk and that form has clearly caught the eye of his national coach.

Belgium manager Marc Wilmots announced his team for upcoming fixtures with Cyprus and Israel with the usual faces of Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard and Vincent Kompany all present.

But the Celtic man was once again called up.

Denayer, who has two caps for the under-21 side, has been called up to the previous two Belgium squads but is still awaiting his debut for the national team.

Of course the Celtic player has a massive task on his hands.

To get in the Belgium starting line-up he will need to usurp Kompany, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.

But the fact he is even competing with this calibre of defender is a great signifier of the level he has shown at Celtic this season.

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