Tuesday, 12th August, 2014

Scottish giants Celtic have completed the capture of Manchester City starlet Jason Denayer on a season-long loan, with the 19-year-old explaining Vincent Kompany's influence in the move.

Denayer has headed north to link up with the Bhoys in the hope of clocking up regular first team football and the former Anderlecht man arrives with a big reputation.

Securing first team football at Manchester City has been a tough task for Denayer and fellow Belgian Kompany, who captains the Citizens, helped sell a Celtic switch.

Indeed, Denayer credits the "big influence" of Kompany for helping persuade him to head to Paradise.


"He is a big influence and it’s good that people see me like the new Kompany as that means people see something in me so this makes me stronger", Denayer told Celtic TV.


"He’s someone with who I speak with when I have questions and he helps me every time so he is a good person.

"I spoke to him about coming to Celtic and I asked him if it was a good choice and he persuaded me to go."

The promising 19-year-old is now looking forward to sampling life as a Celtic player.

"I’m very happy to come here because it’s a big club and it will be a great experience for me to play here", Denayer added.

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