Australian World Cup player Daniel Arzani is set to make a spectacular move to Manchester City from A-League club Melbourne City, this augers well for Celtic with our fantastic relationship between our boardrooms giving Celtic the edge to sign the teenage attacker.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Celtic have headed off rival bids from PSV Eindhoven and Roma to move into pole position tosign the 19-year-old starlet whose ball control is reminiscent of former Futsal player and Celtic mainstay Tom Rogic.
Indeed if the two were to link up in the Celtic midfield it would be a boon for the struggling Socceroos who have struggled over the last 5 years as Australia’s Golden generation retired. The most famous of those were former Celtic striker Mark Viduka and the man Arzani is often compared to, Harry Kewell.
If Daniel Arzani ends up anywhere near as good as either he will be a welcome addition to any starting XI the world over as he matures. The report on Celtic’s interest in Arzani also mentioned the deal between Man City and Huddersfield whereby Mooy was loaned out for a year, loved by the fans and then signed on a permanent transfer.
Should Arzani succeed in Hoops he may well be at the club in the long term. With a fee of just 280,000 being switched between the different arms of the City Football Group, his wages will not be high nor will his contract be exceptionally expensive to match like the 12 million that City paid Fulham for Roberts.
As the kick off to the Scottish Premiership draws closer, Celtic are still to find the necessary additions to both Centre Back and Right Back, these Champions League qualifiers are somehow turning into a trial for Cristian Gamboa who can earn himself a new contract with the double treble winners.
Coming into the last year of his contract, he will be free to leave for nothing, meaning Celtic will look to cash in on the Costa Rican Internationalist. Likewise, Mikael Lustig will be battling it out for a contract extension as well, the likable Swede wants to stay, it is more a matter if we decide to keep him.
However, Arzani’s signature on loan with a possibility of a permanent deal will go along way to soothing Celtic fans anger at transfer inactivity at the 7 in a row Champions. The deal looks a no-brainer, good for Arzani, Celtic, City and of course Melbourne who will bank the initial transfer.
Hopefully, the transfer is announced in time to have him ready for the start of the Scottish Premiership which starts for Celtic at home vs Livingston on Saturday, August the 4th. Hopefully, Daniel gets to see the 49th League flag fly and helps us to our 5oth.
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