The Belgium international enjoyed loan spells at Sunderland, Celtic and Galatasaray but has now made a permanent switch
Jason Denayer has completed a permanent move to Olympique Lyonnais after five years at Manchester City without a first team appearance.
The Belgium international, who featured for his country at Euro 2016, progressed through the academy ranks at City but was deemed surplus to requirements by boss Pep Guardiola.
During his time with the club, he has enjoyed loan spells at Sunderland, Celtic and Galatasaray – where he spent two seasons.
The fee for the deal is believed to be around £10million, with the player expected to earn around £2million-a-year in wages.
Denayer is primarily a centre-half, but featured in a defensive midfield role or David Moyes at Sunderland, where he was unable to help the Black Cats avoid relegation from the Premier League in 2017.
He won the SPL title in 2015 with Celtic, before reaching the quarter finals of the European Championships with his country a year later.
Manchester City tweeted: “Best of luck to @Jasondenayer who has today joined Lyon on a permanent deal.”
Denayer will join the likes of former Premier League stars Rafael Da Silva, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Memphis Depay at the Groupama Stadium.