Celtic have come to an agreement over a deal in principle to sign Australian prospect Daniel Arzani on loan for at least the next two years immediately after his arrival at English champions Manchester City.
According to The Daily Record, report that the 19-year-old international, who played at the World Cup with the Aussies, will transfer to Manchester City from affiliates Melbourne City this summer, before being immediately shipped off to join the Hoops.
The paper reckon that while the deal hasn’t been confirmed, Celtic are confident of having him at Celtic Park for at least the next two campaigns. They also report that the Bhoys have fought off competition from PSV Eindhoven to be the destination of his long-term loan, alongside several other European clubs.
The winger, who can play on both the left and right flanks, has played just 24 professional games but is regarded as one of the great hopes of Australian football, already winning five caps with his nation.
After Patrick Roberts’ exit and the collapse of the Charly Musonda deal, the Hoops became a bit weak in the attacking midfield front and Arzani certainly could help provide a solution to that.
The structure and length of the deal mean that he will have plenty of time to get up to speed in Brendan Rodgers’ squad and hopefully reach the standard required to help Celtic maintain their domestic dominance and push forward in European competitions.
Everyone will be hoping he can progress as well as his compatriot Tom Rogic, who has found success for club and country since joining from Central Coast Mariners at a similar age.