The youngster is reportedly directly benefiting from Celtic's recent transfer business.
The young centre-back blossomed on loan at Celtic, making 44 appearances for the Bhoys and helping them to a league and cup double in the process.
Such was the 19-year-old’s emergence that it is now being reported that he will be fast-tracked into City’s first-team squad rather than being sent out on loan again next season, with the MEN claiming Denayer will take Dedryck Boyata’s place after the latter signed permanently for Celtic earlier this summer.
Denayer’s current contract runs until the summer of 2016 but considering his talent there is no surprise City are planning on securing his long-term future.
The former Celtic loanee has plenty of competition for a starting spot at the Etihad Stadium, with Vincent Kompany, Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala all ahead of him in the pecking order. But given his talent it may not be too long until he is turning out for both club and country alongside Kompany.
As for Celtic, they will be hoping Boyata is as successful a signing as Denayer was before him, but it seems that one player’s exit has led to another swiftly taking his place at City.