What’s next for Jason Denayer…
Jason Denayer, a Belgian centre-back, joined the Turkish Super Lig side with Galatasaray last Summer on a season-long loan from the Etihad.
The 22-year-old has proven to be a key player especially towards the end of the current season. His performance left a positive mark on the Galatasaray manager – Fatih Terim, so much so that he is willing to make another offer for the young defender. Reports published last month suggested that a £2.6m bid was being prepared to make Denayer’s loan with Galatasaray a permanent one.
“If an offer comes in from Galatasaray, ‘why not?’ I say,” said Denayer.
Denayer joined Manchester City 5 years ago but has never made a senior appearance for the club. Instead, he has been loaned out a total of 4 times – Celtic, Sunderland and twice with Galatasaray. In fact, his professional debut was actually while on loan with Celtic where he was named the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year after helping them win the League Cup.
Galatasaray are currently at the top of the league table with 66 points – just a single point ahead with only 3 games left to play. Denayer made a total of 19 appearances this season, enough to impress Terim and possibly make Denayer a key defender for his team next season.
The Belgian defender Denayer has a contract at the Etihad until June 2022, however, it seems he will be sold or loaned out once more in the next transfer window. It is also likely he will struggle to play as many games as a centre-back with City as he does with his current club.
Denayer is on course to win a league title for Galatasaray this season. As it stands, the team is sitting at the top of the league table in a closely contested title race.