CONFIRMED: CELTIC SIGN WORLD CUP WONDERKID

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CELTIC have sealed a two-season loan deal for Manchester City’s Australian World Cup winger Daniel Arzani.

The switch will be rubber-stamped when the 19-year-old forward receives international clearance in a move we reported last month.

Arzani, who made three substitute appearance for his nation during the Russian Finals, said: “Celtic is a massive club with a great history and one of the best followings in the world, so I’m looking forward to getting started.

“The idea was put to me to come to Celtic and work with Brendan Rodgers and it was something I was very interested in doing. When it became a reality, I was very excited.

“I’ve had a couple of chats with the manager, more about when I’m coming and when I’ll get started.

“But I’ll have more chats with him after I settle into the club. But, for me, it’s about coming here, doing the best I can and helping the club as much as possible.”

The new Bhoy revealed he had spoken to compatriot Tom Rogic ahead of the move.

Arzani, who joined the Etihad giants from Melbourne City in the summer, added: “I gave Tom a call and had a chat with him about the club and everything was positive.

“Basically, he said to me that if it wasn’t so good, he wouldn’t have signed an extension to stay at Celtic Park.

“Apparently, playing in front of the Celtic fans is absolutely amazing and I’m really excited about that.

“All of Celtic’s home games look absolutely amazing. The scenes at the game are unbelievable and I love it when the crowd gets behind me.

“I’m an attacking player. I love to take players on and, hopefully, I can bring some of that to the team.”

* Arzani was speaking to the official Celtic website.

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