It seems like a long time since Jason Denayer played for Celtic but it was just two short seasons ago.
Then, under Celtic manager Ronny Deila the youngster put on some great performances that belied his age. He went back to Manchester City with the hope of breaking into the first team, that was short lived when he was loaned out to Galatasaray the following season where the player managed 17 league appearances for the Turkish outfit.
He again headed back to Manchester where he was quickly touted about at the start of this season, so much so that it was heavily was that Brendan Rodgers was looking to bring the player back to Celtic on a possible loan deal. The story goes that Celtic were waiting for the Jozo Simunovic deal to go through before giving the go ahead to Man City who the club has close ties with. In the end, Jozo’s deal to Torino fell through in bizarre circumstances on deadline day and with that seen the end of Celtic’s interest in bringing the City man back.
Jason then made a deadline day move to Davie Moyes’ Sunderland side where he’s played 22 times this season in all competitions and has been played as a midfielder as well as a defender. He has been in
During his spell at Celtic in the SPFL, Denayer was named PFA Young Player of the Year, after helping the club to a league and cup double. The player would be two seasons older and wiser as well as be great competition for the defenders already at the club.
Interest could be resurrected in the defender this summer if Manchester City still doesn’t have plans for the Belgian. Jason is contracted to City for another three years so a permanent deal would be unlikely at this juncture but certainly something to think about.
Some fans may be put off though as it would totally ruin the catchy Boyata song.