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Manchester City centre-back Jason Denayer makes his future plans clear

Jason Denayer may be disappointed at having missed out on the Belgium World Cup squad, but he has enjoyed a good time at club level recently, with his second loan spell at Galatasaray ending with a Turkish league title win.

Denayer, who has played alongside former Manchester City midfielder Fernando this season, is under contract with City until 2020 and after four separate loan spells since 2014, he will most likely leave on a permanent deal in the transfer window.

He has missed out on Belgium’s World Cup squad and won’t be joining City teammates Kevin De Bruyne and Vincent Kompany in Russia. Belgium are priced quite generously in FIFA World Cup betting to lift the trophy this summer.

Despite the World Cup snub, the 22-year-old has made it clear that he would like to stay in Istanbul with Galatasaray, where he has spent two full seasons now over separate loan spells.

In an interview with Aksam, Denayer said he is hoping to remain at the Türk Telekom Stadı, but chiefs from City and Galatasaray must find an agreement.

“I’ve said before that I would like to stay with Galatasaray and I will say that again,” said Denayer, who has won both the Turkish and Scottish league (with Celtic) during loan spells.

“Now the clubs have to sit around a table, it’s up to the board members of the clubs to make a decision.”

Denayer made 22 appearances in Galatasaray’s Süper Lig-winning season this year and made a stylish entrance into their league title celebrations a couple of days ago.

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