Manchester City's Jason Denayer set for Galatasaray loan
Last Updated: 28/08/15 3:49pm
Jason Denayer has agreed to join Galatasaray on a season-long loan on a busy day of transfer activity for Manchester City.
The Manchester City centre-back, voted Scotland's Young Player of the Year after a season-long loan at Celtic last term, turned down a number of offers to move to Istanbul.
His representative told Sky Sports News HQ that Denayer had options in England, France, Italy, Spain and Germany, but chose a move to Galatasaray.
The 20-year-old Belgium international is understood to have picked Galatasaray because they can offer him Champions League football this season.
The deal is yet to be rubber stamped by Manchester City but the club have announced that their youngest ever goalscorer Marcos Lopes had left the club to join Monaco.
Lopes scored on his City debut in January 2013 in a League Cup game at Watford, just nine days after his 17th birthday.
Half an hour before Manchester City announced the exit of Lopes, manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed the youngster was going out on loan because he still had a future at the club.
Pellegrini said: "Marcos is still a player here for Manchester City. We will see his future in the next hours. I think Marcos needs to plays more in another club. He is a very good player.
"I am sure in the future he will be part of our club but for this year he must continue trying to play as much football as he can. Here he has a lot of competition with David (Silva) and Samir (Nasri) so it is better for him to go on loan."
The Brazil-born Portuguese midfielder, 20, spent last season on loan in France with Lille.
Meanwhile, Spanish second division side SD Ponferradina have announced City have signed 23-year-old striker Ruben Sobrino in a deal worth up to £350,000.
The former Real Madrid youngster, who is expected to head straight out on loan, will cost City an initial fee of £200,000, with another £150,000 potentially due in add-ons.