Manchester City defender set for summer exit

Manchester City defender Jason Denayer is considering a move away from the Etihad, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The Belgian is yet to feature for the Citizens in the Premier League, and spent last season on loan at Galatasaray. And after talks with Pep Guardiola, it appears Denayer has no place in the Manchester City team for the new season.

Galatasaray gave the 21-year-old 17 league outings last season, and are keen to bring him back to the club on a permanent basis:

“Jason was here for us last season and we were very satisfied with his performance. He is a young player but he adapted very well and deals with the pressure very well in the way he performs.” said manager Olde Riekering.

“He was an important player for us but now City are deciding whether they are going to keep him at the club next season.”

Denayer’s lack of future at City became clearer last weekend, after he was an unused substitute in the club’s preseason friendly with Arsenal. Gradual chose a makeshift centre-back pairing of Aleksandar Kolarov and Fernando, instead of using the young Belgian.

The defender’s representatives are reportedly interested in a move back to Galatasaray, but want to keep their options open, and see any other potential transfers.