Celtic are reportedly looking to extend Daniel Arzani’s loan move from Manchester City until the summer of 2021 after the Aussie ace suffered a long-term injury – and many Celtic fans believe it is a good move.
Arzani, 20, has endured somewhat of a nightmare at Celtic since joining the club on a two-year loan from Manchester City. He had previously starred for Australia at the World in Russia, convincing Man City to sign him from Melbourne City.
Brendan Rodgers made Arzani wait a considerable amount of time before handing the playmaker his debut, but just 23 minutes into his first senior appearance for Celtic, Arzani ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.
He is yet to feature for Celtic’s first team since the injury, but it is clear that Neil Lennon is a fan with Australian outlet The World Game claiming the Hoops manager is looking to extend the deal. Indeed, he has been impressed by Arzani in training.
It is believed Celtic have made an approach to Man City to extend the loan deal by 12 months, which would see Arzani remain in Glasgow until the summer of 2021. Celtic believe they have a player on their hands, and want Arzani to prove that.
Celtic fans have reacted to the reported news on Twitter, and many believe that their club are making a good decision in looking to keep Arzani beyond the end of the 2019-20 campaign. However, some believe it is a poor move to keep him.
Big fan of Celtic looking to extend Arzani loan deal – smart move.
— Emrod (@Emrod_lives) November 19, 2019
How could anybody say no?
— Jim Bhoy Harra (@JimHarraCSC) November 19, 2019
Keep him, give him a chance he's only 20 this injury could be the making of him, worst case very good squad player
— Darren McNulty (@Darrenmcnulty76) November 19, 2019
Have patience and give him time. Arzani has a Bright future ahead of him! Greeting from Sweden.
— Milad Moghaddassi (@MoghadassiMilad) November 19, 2019
— Andy Carroll (@ADJCarroll) November 19, 2019
Just think it's too risky… We've basically been paying for his rehab since he joined and we have MJ, Shved and Dembele to get more game time next year ??
— @CiaránShev (@CiaranShevlin) November 19, 2019
Ridiculous. Paying his wages to sit on the treatment table for 2 years and now we want to keep him another just to get a look at him? He will need to be a great player if/when he gets a game for ut to be worth the time
— Frimpong (@Or1g1nalG) November 19, 2019