Two-Year Stay In Scotland For Aussie
Manchester City youngster Daniel Arzani has joined Celtic on a two-year long loan.
The Australia international, who was the youngest player at this summer’s World Cup in Russia, moves to Celtic Park just a week after completing his move to City from their sister club, A-League side Melbourne City.
A loan move was always on the cards for the 19-year-old Arzani, regarded as the best young Australian prospect for many a year.
“Celtic is a massive club with a great history and one of the best followings in the world, so I’m looking forward to getting started,” he told the official Celtic website.
“The idea was put to me to come to Celtic and work with Brendan Rodgers, and it was something I was very interested in doing, and when it became a reality, I was very excited.
“I’ve had a couple of chats with the manager, more about when I’m coming and when I’ll get started, but I’ll have more chats with him after I settle into the club. But, for me, it’s about coming here, doing the best that I can and helping the club as much as possible.”
Arzani will team up with his international team-mate Tom Rogic who recently signed a contract extension with the Scottish champions to 2023.
“I gave Tom a call and had a chat with him about the club and everything was positive,” Arzani said.
“Basically he said to me that if it wasn’t so good, he wouldn’t have signed an extension to stay at Celtic Park. Apparently, playing in front of the Celtic fans is absolutely amazing and I’m really excited about that.
“All of Celtic’s home games look absolutely amazing. The scenes at the game are unbelievable, and I love it when the crowd gets behind me. I’m an attacking player. I love to take players on and hopefully I can bring some of that to the team.”