Rosenborg stalemate shows why Celtic need Daniel Arzani

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the first leg UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park Stadium on July 25, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Australian World Cup wonder-kid Daniel Arzani is reportedly set to move to Scottish Premiership champions Celtic from Manchester City.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the first leg UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park Stadium on July 25, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

For the second year in a row, Celtic have edged past Norwegian outfit Rosenborg in the Champions League qualifiers. Fortunately, Brendan Rodgers’ men did the hard work in the first-leg at Celtic Park, because the return game on Wednesday night was a nervy affair.

Thanks in part to the excellence of Craig Gordon, Celtic survived a poor first-half display in Scandinavia and the game finished goalless, meaning Brendan Rodgers’ side progressed on the back of their 3-1 win in Scotland a week earlier.

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But while Celtic’s defence, and particularly the young Jack Hendry, looked very suspect, the Hoops did not create a great deal at the other end either. The Hoops managed just five attempts overall to Rosenborg’s ten and hit the target only once over a drab 90 minutes.

So this sort of performance shows why Daniel Arzani will be an excellent addition to Brendan Rodgers’ squad.

Daniel Arzani of the Melbourne City FC poses with the Hyundai A-League NAB Young Footballer of the Year trophy during the FFA Dolan Warren Awards at The Star on April 30, 2018 in Sydney,...

According to the Daily Record, the 19-year-old Australian winger is set to move to Parkhead on a two-year loan once he completes his move to Manchester City from Melbourne City.

A speedy, creative and unpredictable player, any football enthusiast Down Under will tell you that the A-League Young Player of the Year is someone capable of breathing life into a game in the blinking of an eye.

The youngest player at this summer’s World Cup, Arzani would give Celtic a much needed impact sub off the bench and the ability to add pace into a Hoops attack that once again looked a little one-dimensional in Norway.

Australia's forward Daniel  Arzani (L) vies for the ball with Peru's midfielder Paolo Hurtado during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group C football match between Australia and Peru at the...

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