At the end of his contract at Olympique Lyonnais this summer, Jason Denayer is coming to a turning point. But tension is rising between the club and the Belgian.
Three months. Here is the time of cohabitation that remains for Jason Denayer and Olympique Lyonnais. But the marriage started in 2018 between the Belgian, loaned several times at the time by Manchester City, and the Rhone team may not be over yet. A flashback is always possible, football has proven it to us several times. However, at present, we are heading more towards a divorce.
Denayer has not played since December 5 with OL
At the end of the contract on June 30, the 26-year-old Belgian international is indeed in a pivotal year, especially as he wants to play in the World Cup. Often solid since his arrival in Lyon, the one who was appointed captain at the time of Sylvinho has always been an indisputable holder. But this season, the situation has changed. Aligned in the eleven at the start of the exercise, Denayer participated in 17 meetings in all competitions before being injured against Bordeaux on December 5th.
Suffering from a sprained left ankle, the Red Devil was to be absent for two months according to his club. But in the end, he has not played with Les Gones since his injury. In his absence, Peter Bosz trusted the young Castello Lukeba, whom he now associates with Thiago Mendes, repositioned in central defense. Denayer, he resumed with the reserve on February 19 during a trip to Fréjus.
What he would not have really appreciated according to the Belgian media Het Nieuwsblad who indicated that his relationship with coach Peter Bosz would be fresh. According to our information, the central defender does not necessarily have a problem with his coach. As a good professional, he trains even if he is necessarily not satisfied with his situation. Fit and operational, Denayer is nevertheless on the bench although he remains an experienced element and OL are struggling this season.
In fact, the problem would mainly concern Denayer and OL. A source close to the Rhone club explained to us that the discussions concerning his contract extension had progressed well a few weeks ago but since the emergence of Lukeba, this is no longer the case. OL are no longer giving too many signs of life and the defender could not play again. However, as the player’s agent rightly pointed out in The last hour, Lyon had used Memphis Depay well until the end despite the fact that he refused several extension offers. Two weights, two measures…