It is one of the complicated files to manage for Jean-Michel Aulas.
Bought in 2018 from Manchester City, Jason Denayer was packing his bags in the Rhône with the ambition of being the boss of the defense of the Gones. Almost four years later, his adventure with OL is less than a few months from the end of his lease. The Belgian international has been injured at the ankle since mid-December, and has only taken part in 14 games this season in all competitions included. Since signing for Lyon, the Red Devil has played 133 games for 7 goals and 2 assists.
Jean-Michel Aulas, the boss of OL wants to be optimistic. : “Jason Denayer is close to recovery. It may be a bit tight for Saturday (against Nice). We still have chances to extend is contract.. We activated leads if this did not happen”. The question that arises is what are those leads. As a reminder that just a few weeks ago, according to information from the English press confirmed by Het Nieuwsblad , rumors mentioned that Jason Denayer could return to the Premier League. the 26-year-old defender since their was a serious from the part of Newcastle United. Apart from Newcastle there are rumors that Napoli, Juventus and FC Barcelona follow the course of the former JMG academician. Jason was formed at JMG Academy in Lierse, Belgium.
A sale of Jason Denayer could bring in 20 million euros for Lyon according to Transfermarkt. A great deal in sight for the club of Jean-Michel Aulas who had only paid half of that (10 millions Euros) to acquire his services from Manchester City in 2018.
Jason Denayer the former Manchester City player has made the point for the renewal of his contract.
Arriving at Olympique Lyonnais in 2018, Jason Denayer is at the end of his contract. His lease at OL expires at the end of the season. If his contract is not extended, the 26-year-old defender could leave Lyon for free next summer.
“I think we are still at the same stage. I’m not concerned with conversations. My agents are talking with the club. As soon as there is something important that I need to know, it is sent to me. So far, I don’t think we’ve made much progress. I am still waiting and I remain on my position of wanting to stay at the club. As I said, we try to find common agreements. Even if there are other clubs, if we reach a common agreement, my wish is to stay at the club.Jason Denayer