Jason Denayer is set to experience the Premier League after joining Sunderland on a season-long loan deal from Manchester City.
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) August 31, 2016
21-year-old Belgium international Denayer is one of the most highly-rated youngsters to come through City’s ranks in recent years, and the club earlier today blocked a second loan move to Turkish giants Galatasaray.
Wary of limited game time at the Etihad this season, Denayer and his entourage pushed for a loan move and have been granted one that should be beneficial for all parties. Denayer will join David Moyes’ Sunderland for the season and, for the first time, play regular Premier League football.
Denayer will have plenty of competition at Sunderland, with the club having a number of centre-backs on the books already. Lamine Koné, Papy Djilobodji, John O’Shea and Paddy McNair are the names the Belgian will be competing with for minutes this season.
A successful year at the Stadium of Light could see Denayer enter Pep Guardiola’s plans next summer, with the City boss reported to be an admirer of the versatile defender.