Jason Denayer is ready to quit Manchester City after a third loan spell away from the club, according to an exclusive report by The Sun.
The 21-year-old Belgian international is currently on loan at Sunderland and is enjoying his first taste of Premier League football, even though injuries have meant he’s only made three league starts to date. However, the versatile youngster played 83 minutes in Sunderland’s 3-0 win over Hull at the weekend, in a holding midfield role, and appears to be part of David Moyes’ plans going forward.
According to The Sun, Denayer is enjoying his spell in the North-East and would like a permanent move, which would set the relegation threatened side back around £10 million. A ‘City source’ is quoted as saying:
“Jason is being kept in the dark over his future at Sunderland, but he likes it up there.
“He is keen to down his permanent roots somewhere. He doesn’t know if they will go in for him just yet though.
“The issue with the whole thing surrounds the future of David Moyes, but results have picked up for him recently.”
Denayer has previously impressed in loan spells at Celtic and Galatasaray, which saw him break into the Belgium national team. He was thought to be close to a breakthrough at City before a late loan switch to Sunderland last summer. Despite City’s shortage of centre-backs with Vincent Kompany regularly injured and left-back Aleksandar Kolarov often playing a central role, Denayer doesn’t seem to fancy his chances at the Etihad.
The Belgian has yet to make a single first team appearance for Manchester City in league or cup competitions.