Brendan Rodgers has spoken openly about Celtic’s move for Australian winger Daniel Arzani, confirming that they will be looking to finalise the deal over the coming days, as reported by The Evening Times.
Arzani was first linked with a move to Celtic Park in July, with latest reports suggesting he will arrive in Glasgow on a two-year loan deal with an option to buy.
The Celtic manager distanced himself from a move for the player when the early gossip first emerged but was happy to speak to media about his arrival over the weekend, indicating that he is set to be announced this week.
As quoted by The Evening Times, Rodgers said:
I can say something about him [Arzani]. He is obviously finalising his deal with Manchester City and there are talks with ourselves about him coming in as a possibility.
He is an exciting young talent and we’ll see if we can get that organised over the next few days.
It won’t be done for midweek [the AEK Athens game]. He has only just flown in and hasn’t trained. He was at the World Cup so it will be a number of weeks before he is up to speed.
Celtic fans have been patiently waiting on a new face arriving at Celtic Park this summer. The only signing this summer has been the permanent acquisition of Odsonne Edouard, who was on loan at the club last term.
Arzani is a highly-rated teenager who is tipped to be a big player for the Australian national team for years to come.
Despite experiencing little senior football, the 19-year-old will add depth to the wide attacking areas in Rodgers’ squad and hopefully be able to make a big impact over the coming season.
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