Manchester City youngster Daniel Arzani has told Australian outlet The World Game that he is unsure over his future at Celtic and admits that he may even leave the Hoops before the end of the season – when his loan deal expires.
Arzani, 21, is currently in Australia where he has been regaining his fitness with Socceroos strength and conditioning coach Andrew Clark. The playmaker suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury during his Celtic debut against Dundee.
He made a five-minute substitute appearance for Celtic in a Scottish Cup win over Partick Thistle in January, but that is the extent of which Arzani has featured during his two-year loan with the Hoops.
Arzani spoke honestly about his current situation and with his current contract expiring soon, the playmaker has claimed he may leave the Hoops before the end of the season – with his aim to remain in European football.
“I’m not 100 per cent sure,” Arzani said, when asked about his future. “I don’t know if I’ll be going back to Celtic to finish the season – we’ll just have to wait and see what the different leagues announce and go from there.
“It’s a crazy time right now. I may have to get on a plane and go back to Glasgow next week. Or I might be going back in a month’s time and my contract will have run out by then. The (ultimate) aim is to stay in Europe and give it a proper shot.”
TBR’s view – Should Arzani look to negotiate with Manchester City?
Arzani has had no impact whatsoever during his time at Celtic and he is unlikely to break his way into the first-team before the end of the season. But with the Hoops close to securing the title, should they hand Arzani a chance?
If so, they may need to communicate with Manchester City and request that the Aussie wonderkid is kept until the Scottish season is finished. But given that Arzani has had no impact, then surely Celtic will let him depart.