Celtic will have an option to buy Austrailian winger Daniel Arzani at the end of his two-year loan spell at the club, according to SBS.
The outlet say that he will officially become a Manchester City player this weekend, before heading to Glasgow to join the Hoops for two seasons.
The report also states that the player has been discussing the potential move with midfield hero Tom Rogic for weeks, with the chance to play alongside the Aussie international very appealing.
The option to buy element makes this the perfect deal all round for Celtic, who have already utilised a similar structure to secure the talents of Odsonne Edouard on a permanent basis.
It has been the key thing missing in the loans involving Patrick Roberts. There’s every chance that Arzani never pulls on a Manchester City shirt.
The 19-year-old is one of Australian football’s great hopes, making three appearances for his country at this summer’s World Cup, displaying the pace and skill that has made him a much hyped youngster.
He has limited first team experience at club level, but working with Brendan Rodgers and the other players at Celtic Park should bring his game on massively, especially with exposure to regular week to week action.
Hopefully we’ll see all of this confirmed over the next 48 hours and finally be able to celebrate another arrival this summer.
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