Scotland champions Celtic FC will definitely regret not signing Manchester City defender Jason Denayer as his arrival at the club would have been good news for the club.
The Hoops were previously reported to be leading the race for the 23-year-old defender by Belgian news outlet Het Nieuwsblad earlier in August but it seems that the centre-back followed the route to France instead.
As reported by L’Equipe journalist Bilel Ghazi, the French journalist stated via his personal Twitter account on Sunday evening that Denajey was set to undergo a medical with Olympique Lyonnais on Monday.
The deal to see the midfielder join French club is pretty much all but done as their club president previously hinted that they had won the race to sign Denayer at the expense of the Hoops.
Jean-Michel Aulas, as quoted by The Sun:
“Our new player is a Belgium international who has won the league with Galatasaray.
“He has plenty of references. Yes, it could well be Jason Denayer.”
Denayer est attendu à Lyon ce soir. Il passera probablement sa visite médicale demain avant signature https://t.co/qB7DYeRJQa
— Bilel Ghazi (@BilelGhazi) August 19, 2018
Rodgers’ side could have done with the signing of Denayer this summer as his current defence appears to be in a bit mess and in need of some special upgrade.
Denayer who previously impressed while on loan at Celtic in 2014/15 season has great ability when it comes to shielding the ball and holding off his opponents to stop them have clear-cut chances at goal.
The centre-back is currently on £25,000-a-week payroll at Manchester City and is also capable of playing in midfield as well as playing at right-back so would have be an added bonus for Celtic this summer.
This all means that Celtic will regret failing to sign him whey they clearly had the chance to get his signature as he would have aided Rodgers’ quest for silverware this season.