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Celtic round-up: Rodgers on Arzani, Griffiths’ new deal and Gordon revelation


Celtic round-up: Rodgers on Arzani, Griffiths’ new deal and Gordon revelation

Rodgers on Arzani

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has moved to offer some perspective on Daniel Arzani’s situation, following a quiet start to life at Parkhead.

The talented Australian midfielder joined the Hoops on loan from Manchester City.

He is yet to make his debut for the club and some fans have been wondering why that is exactly.

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Especially since there has been a lot of hype surrounding the starlet, who featured at the World Cup finals in Russia.

Rodgers, speaking to the Scottish Sun, said: “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.”

Surely the teenager will make his bow soon, and it’s simply a case of easing him into things and not a question of talent.

Griffiths new deal

Striker Leigh Griffiths has been handed a new four-year deal by the club.

The 2014 signing from Wolverhampton Wanderers has penned a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2022.

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It’s good news for the fans, who were rocked by the sale of Moussa Dembele to Lyon on transfer deadline day.

Griffiths, along with Odsonne Edouard, will have a huge role to play this season with the club competing on four fronts, and he’ll be hoping to steer clear of any injuries.

Gordon revelation

Greig Spence has revealed that Craig Gordon kindly paid him three months worth of wages, after the goalkeeper clattered him in a challenge.

Celtic met Alloa in a Scottish League Cup tie in 2016, and Spence was left sidelined for three months after a challenge from Gordon, leaving him unable to work his plumbing day job.

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Admirably though, Gordon ensured the semi-pro Spence didn’t lose out on any potential earnings.

Spence said on Twitter: “I was off work for three months after this challenge but Craig Gordon covered my wages I lost so I forgive him.”

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