Jason Denayer looked poised to break into the Manchester City first team this season. Following a highly successful loan spell at Scottish Champion Celtic and an outstanding preseason, the 20 year-old Belgian International was moved to the first team just two weeks ago.
However, should Manchester City complete the transfer that would bring Valencia's Nicolas Otamendi to Eastlands, the Blues will have a glut of central defenders. That likely means Denayer is headed out the door on loan again. Denayer's agent Jesse de Preter told the Manchester Evening News that if Otamendi arrives at City options will have to be assessed.
De Preter said: "He was not in the selection against Chelsea but that was no surprise to us," said the agent.
"But if City gets a defender, that's it. They had promised us that no more defenders of that calibre would come. That does worry me." "For now, we do not panic. "Two weeks ago City wanted him absolutely not let go. That would still say they believe in him. But this should not take too long.
"If he is to sit on the bench or in the stands, he leaves. That’s an agreement we have with the club. He has to play, also with a view to the national team. But I repeat, that is not yet on the agenda. Jason also remains calm."
Denayer has recently broken into the full Belgian National Team squad and now has three caps for his nation.