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Man City sign Australian starlet Daniel Arzani from Melbourne City

Manchester City sign Aussie starlet Daniel Arzani from Melbourne City… but he’s going straight out on loan

Nathan Salt For Mailonline

Manchester City have announced the signing of 19-year-old Australian Daniel Arzani from their sister club Melbourne City.

Midfielder Arzani featured in the World Cup this summer for Australia, playing in the final group game against eventual champions France.

‘Manchester City are now exploring a development pathway for Arzani, and a further announcement regarding a loan to progress his career will be made in the coming days,’ City said. 

Manchester City have signed talented teenage midfielder Daniel Arzani from Melbourne City

Manchester City have signed talented teenage midfielder Daniel Arzani from Melbourne City

Manchester City have signed talented teenage midfielder Daniel Arzani from Melbourne City

While he is considered a top talent by City, the Australian is expected to be sent out on loan

While he is considered a top talent by City, the Australian is expected to be sent out on loan

Arzani became the youngest player in Australian history to be called up for a World Cup squad this summer

Arzani became the youngest player in Australian history to be called up for a World Cup squad this summer

While he is considered a top talent by City, the Australian is expected to be sent out on loan

Spotted in the stands at Celtic Park on Wednesday night for the Bhoys’ Champions League qualifier against AEK Athens, Arzani has been heavily linked with a loan move to the Scottish champions. 

Should he make the move north of the border, he would link up with fellow Australian midfielder Tom Rogic in Glasgow.  

ARZANI FACTFILE 

Birthday: January 4, 1999 (age 19) 

Height: 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 

Position: Attacking midfielder

2018-18 STATS

Matches: 18

Goals:

Assists: 3

The 2018-18 season proved to be the teenager’s breakthrough year as his exciting attacking play saw him win a host of admirers. 

His consistent performances saw him named the Australian league’s Young Footballer of the Year. He also picked up the Harry Kewell medal for the best U23 player in Australia.

City’s managing director of global football Brian Marwood admitted he is delighted to see Arzani make the move within the City group and remain in the club’s cycle.

Marwood said: ‘In a short period of time, Daniel has developed into one of Australia’s brightest young stars and has demonstrated the drive and raw talent required for success at the highest level.

‘This pathway was first forged by Aaron Mooy just two years ago, and we are all delighted to see another Australian-grown talent make this move.’ 

On Wednesday evening, Arzani was spotted at Celtic Park where he could be heading on loan

On Wednesday evening, Arzani was spotted at Celtic Park where he could be heading on loan

On Wednesday evening, Arzani was spotted at Celtic Park where he could be heading on loan

Aaron Mooy, now thriving at Huddersfield, was the first Australian-grown talent City bought

Aaron Mooy, now thriving at Huddersfield, was the first Australian-grown talent City bought

Aaron Mooy, now thriving at Huddersfield, was the first Australian-grown talent City bought

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