Brendan Rodgers explains Daniel Arzani’s Celtic situation

Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Celtic arrives outside the stadium prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic signed Daniel Arzani on loan from Manchester City in the summer transfer window.

Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Celtic applauds fans after the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has explained to The Scottish Sun the situation of Manchester City-owned Daniel Arzani.

Arzani, who can operate as an attacking midfielder or as a winger, joined Scottish Premiership giants Celtic from defending Premier League champions Celtic on a two-year loan deal in the summer transfer window.

The 19-year-old made the loan move to the Hoops just days after switching to Pep Guardiola’s side from A-League club Melbourne City.

 

The Australia international, though, has yet to make his debut for Celtic, and manager Rodgers has explained the youngster’s current situation.

Rodgers told The Scottish Sun about Arzani: “Daniel hasn’t played 90 minutes of football, here or in Australia.

“This is a young player who burst onto the scene back home and is regarded as a talent. But he is very new into his life as a professional and has just been with us for three weeks.

“It’s the adaptation to a new country, new club, new football. It’s just time, he’s a talented young player and the idea with a talented young player is to go from a talent to a professional.”

Daniel Arzani of Australia battles for the ball with Luis Advincula of Peru during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between Australia and Peru at Fisht Stadium on June 26, 2018...

No rush

Arzani is only 19 years of age, and the Australia international has played only a handful of senior matches in his career so far.

Given that the Australian signed for Celtic on a two-year loan deal, there is no need for the Glasgow giants to rush him into action, especially as the Hoops are not exactly in desperate need of an attacker at the moment.

Pedro Aquino (23) of Peru in action against Daniel Arzani (17) and Jackson Irvine (22) of Australia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group C match between Australia and Peru at the...

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