Not sure why people always insist on peddling the lie that we conned him into a contract with no intention of playing him. We tried to loan Mangala out, which he and Mendes seemed receptive too and then vetoed, then We had a deal for Demichelis lined up, Demichelis himself said he had packed his bags and was getting ready to move back to Argentina when River Plate suddenly backed out of the deal. We definitely didn't renew Demichelis deal as @twosips has been saying, not sure where that idea has come from, it happened the previous season. All that left us with an extra player, and with no other takers for Demichelis, told Denayer he'd play more on loan than as a 5th CB, which he'd still be alongside Demichelis (who was our best CB the previous season) and Mangala who the club still hoped would succeed. When we offered him the contract he got, the intention was to bring him into the first team. Circumstances changed, he had to go on loan again, no one tricked him or was deceitful. Then he went on loan and went backwards, he didn't play particularly well that season and so Guardiola arrived and instead of seeing the bright young player who'd done well in Celtic, met a kid who refused to be 5th choice CB last season (which would have seen him play a lot as it transpired). The club then had to fight tooth and nail to have him play in the Premier League because he wanted another loan to Turkey for some reason. He got got unlucky in 15/16, and got impatient last summer. Would be good to see him make it here but he probably won't, and if he doesn't it's not because the club deviously tricked him into a new deal, it's because shit happens, transfer deals collapse and he didn't get the bit of luck that every young player needs when coming through.