Celtic will not be signing Manchester City defender Jason Denayer this summer, with the player instead preferring to return to Galatasaray, according to reports in Turkey.
The Scottish Sun reported on Wednesday that the Hoops were interested in pursuing another loan deal for the 23-year-old, but Turkish outlet Aksam reckon he has rejected the chance to return to Glasgow.
Denayer has previously spent two spells on loan at Galatrasaray and apparently enjoys his time there, scuppering a potential solution to our defensive problems of late.
Rated at £2.7m by Transfermarkt, the Belgian spent a successful season on loan at the Hoops back in the Ronny Deila days, shining alongside Virgil van Dijk and winning multiple young player of the year awards.
Although his career hasn’t quite hit the heights many expected of him, he’d still be a solid option to compete for places alongside Dedryck Boyata, Kristoffer Ajer, Jack Hendry and Jozo Simunovic.
With just a few weeks left of the transfer window, time is ticking on Celtic to get the necessary deals done, with many supporters seeing the centre of defence as an absolute priority.
Brendan Rodgers seems more intent on filling the hole in the squad left by Stuart Armstrong, but is surely also considering making additions to his defensive line?
Let’s hope so.
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