Celtic fans are desperate for the club to re-sign Jason Denayer

According to Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblad, Celtic are favourites to re-sign former centre-back Jason Denayer as a replacement for wantaway Dedryck Boyata, and fans of the Bhoys on Twitter were excited by the prospect of the youngster returning to Glasgow.

Denayer has bee contracted to Manchester City since 2013 but has never made a first team appearance for the current Premier League champions, instead being loaned out on four different occasions.

His first loan move away from City was to Celtic in the 2014/15 season during which the Hoops won the league and the league cup, with Denayer’s impressive performances alongside Virgil van Dijk earning him the individual honours of the Scottish Professional Footballers’ Association Young Player of the Year and Celtic’s own Young Player of the Year.

Denayer made 44 appearances that season and scored an impressive six goals. Now 23-years-old, the Belgian has had slightly less successful loan spells with Sunderland and Galatasaray, but Celtic fans on Twitter were keen to welcome him back. Check out some of the best tweets below.