Celtic teenager Jason Denayer reveals pleasure after international call-up

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A current Celtic player has been reflecting after his great form led to an exciting announcement.

Celtic defender Jason Denayer has been speaking following his call-up to Belgium’s senior side.

The 19-year-old is currently on loan at the Scottish side from Premier League champions Manchester City, and in comments published by the Bhoys’ official Twitter account, Denayer spoke about his international chances.

“I’m pleased to be in the Belgium squad,” the defender said. “I found out yesterday.

“I’m just waiting until the coach gives me the chance.”

Denayer is yet to be capped by Belgium at senior level having previously played for their under-19 and under-21 sides.

Since his move to Celtic, the teenager has blossomed and he has been an integral part of Ronny Deila’s starting line-up, making 33 appearances to date.

It remains to be seen what next season has in store for Denayer, with chances at his parent-club City likely to be minimal given the presence of Vincent Kompany, Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala.

Perhaps the wisest move for all concerned would be to extend his loan deal at Celtic, where he has now got the attention of his international manager. But that decision will ultimately be up to City and the player himself.

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