The Dutch winger moved to the Etihad in 2014 from Ajax but has never managed to break into the first team and according to O Jogo (8th March, page 14) now looks set to try his luck elsewhere when his deal expires in a few months’ time.
It is understood that Liverpool, RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund are keen, but perhaps Dilrosun should be willing to take a plunge in one of Europe’s lesser leagues in order to fulfil his impressive potential.
After all, many of his fellow Manchester City youngsters have thrived at Celtic and Dilrosun could do the same.
John Guidetti enjoyed the second most prolific season of his career during a loan spell at Parkhead while Jason Denayer won the SPFA Young Player of the Year award in 2016. Patrick Roberts, meanwhile, will return to City in the summer with at least two and a potential third Scottish Premiership winners’ medals on his CV.
And there are few better managers around that Brendan Rodgers when it comes to helping budding creative talents finding their feet. The likes of Raheem Sterling, Scott Sinclair and now Roberts made their breakthroughs under the Northern Irishman and Dilrosun, a skilful and typically Dutch winger, should be given the chance to follow in their footsteps.
On a free, his signing would be a minimal risk with potentially huge rewards for Celtic.