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City defender leaves club after failing to play a single game

Manchester City defender Jason Denayer has left the club for Lyon in a £12 million deal after failing to play a single game at The Etihad.

The 23-year old Belgian defender, joined the City academy in 2013, but has seen his entire career with the English Champions punctuated by a series of loan moves, featuring Celtic, Sunderland, and Galatasary twice.

Now he has secured a permanent move to Lyon, reports The Daily Mail, after manager Pep Guardiola allowed him to leave, with the Spaniard having a host of options to choose from when it comes to defence, with the likes of Vincent Kompany, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Nicolas Otamendi all ahead of Denayer in the City pecking order.

The son of a Congolese mother and Belgian father, Denayer has chosen to pay his international football for Belgium, and, having won 8 senior caps so far, is hoping the new move will force him back into Roberto Martinez’s plans.

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.