Jason Denayer found his time at Celtic too easy

Galatasaray's Jason Denayer in action.

Jason Denayer formed a strong partnership with Virgil Van Dijk during his time at Celtic.

Galatasaray's Jason Denayer in action.

Manchester City defender Jason Denayer has told the Scottish Sun that he found his time at Celtic ‘too easy’.

Denayer spent the 2014/515 campaign at Celtic, and he formed a strong defensive partnership with Virgil Van Dijk.

The Belgian international was a regular starter for the Bhoys, on what was his first taste of regular senior football.

Celtic tried to bring Denayer back to Parkhead last season, but they failed in their attempts, and the centre-back ended up moving to Galatasaray.

The 21-year-old says his time at the Turkish club was very productive, as it was much tougher than playing for Celtic.

“Galatasaray was a great experience for me — much more so than at Celtic where it was too easy,” he said.

Denayer’s future at City is now unclear, following the arrival of Pep Guardiola as manager.

Bayern Munich coach Josep Guardiola

Denayer’s reputation has grown over the past two seasons, and he wants to push for a starting place at the Etihad Stadium.

“I’ve not spoken to Pep Guardiola yet. I want to play for City and if I can’t then I will have to find another club where I can play," he added. 

Denayer has not made an appearance for City’s senior side yet, but he has played over 60 times for both Celtic and Galatasaray during his loan spells.

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