JASON DENAYER today signed a new five year contract that will keep him at Manchester City for the next five years.
The twenty year old Belgium international starred in Celtic’s 4IAR campaign while on loan from Manchester City. He won Scottish Young Player of the Year Award, Celtic’s Young Player of the year Award and made a clean sweep by winning the CQN Young Player of the Year Award. He broke into the national side and starred for Belgium in a 4-3 friendly victory over France before playing in the key Euro qualifier in Wales which Belgium lost 1-0.
Manchester City have today on their official website recognised the role played by Celtic in developing the player over the past 12 months.
“He has since won another two caps for his country, but it was Denayer’s spell North of the Border that really progressed his fledgling career” states the City website.
“He made 44 appearances in all competitions for Celtic last season, scoring six goals and claimed the SPL Young Player of the Year award, as well as the club’s own Young Player of the Year award in the process”
Belgium manager Marc Wilmots also believes that Denayer has a bright future ahead of him, saying: “Jason is always calm. I’ve never seen him nervous; he has a lot of confidence.
“He has enormous potential and if he continues to evolve at the rate he is progressing, he can be world class.”
Denayer will now fly out to join the senior Manchester City squad for pre-season training in Australia.
He is aware that everyone at Celtic wishes him well for what looks like being a fabulous career in the game.