Celtic are preparing for the imminent kick off to the Scottish Premiership season, making the loan signing of Jason Denayer as they do so, reports the BBC. The Manchester City player has been sent north of the border in order to clock up some match experience, and to continue his professional development.
At 19 years old, the Belgian is seen by City as a potential star of the future. However, given the Sky Blues’ recent signing of Eliaquim Mangala, as well as Manuel Pellegrini’s boasting of the likes of Vincent Kompany and Martin Demichelis within his squad already, there does not look to be too many opportunities for Denayer in the near future at the Etihad.
The signing is still an exciting one for the Scottish champions, however, as they look to provide their squad with added strength in depth. ‘Jason is an exciting and talented young player, who was part of the Manchester City squad during their pre-season preparations,’ said Celtic of their latest acquisition. Referring to Denayer’s increasing participation under Pellegrini, the Scottish outfit will hope that he can bring notable quality into their ranks.
Denayer’s arrival in Glasgow follows another loan signing in the form of Aston Villa’s Aleksander Tonev. The pair have both joined their new club on season-long deals, and could make their debuts against St. Johnstone on Wednesday.