Report: Manchester City Jason Denayer set for another loan after Celtic success

The Belgian international was phenomenal in his breakthrough season with the Bhoys last year but is way down the pecking order at the Etihad.

Manchester City's talented young Belgian defender Jason Denayer is expected to take in another loan spell away from the Etihad, his agent has told Sky Sports, after the Citizens completed the big money signing of Argentina star Nicolas Otamendi.

The 20-year-old enjoyed a sensational spell at Celtic Park last season, playing 44 times and scoring 6 goals as he helped the Bhoys to the Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup, as well as winning Celtic's and Scotland's Young Player of the Year award.

Ronny Deila returned to City this summer to sign fellow Belgian Dedryck Boyata once Denayer returned to Manchester, and Sky Sports are reporting that the latter is not considering a return to Glasgow at this stage.

"We have Man City's permission to find a club to take Jason on loan for a year," Denayer's agent told Sky Sports News. "There are several clubs interested, and agreement will be reached soon.”

Sky Sports go on to say that there is one unnamed interested club from the Premier League, as well as options in Turkey, but name Ligue 1 outfit Marseille as a possible destination.

The centre back is reportedly eager to join a club involved in European football this season, so if Celtic did want to bring him back to Scotland, Champions League qualification would be a powerful bargaining tool.

As one of the most promising young defenders in Europe it is easy to see why a host of clubs would be interesting in taking Denayer on, especially if he performs as well as he did at the Bhoys last season.

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