BRENDAN RODGERS has heaped praise on his new loan signing after the young Australian signed a two-year deal with the club.

The Irishman is delighted with his acquisition but wants to quell expectations when it comes to the lad’s ability at this point in time.

Speaking to the Celtic View, the manager praised the midfielder’s ambition but warned he’s a bit away from pushing for a place in the first team.

“He’s settling in very well. He’s a really good boy and hungry to do well.

“He’s obviously a bit behind in terms of fitness, naturally, because he’s only just joined and hasn’t had the chance to play since the World Cup.

“He’s going to take a bit of time to get up to speed, he’s ambitious and wants to do well here”

Arzani has come in and quietly gone about his business since sealing a move to Celtic.

The player came from Melbourne City via Manchester City in a move which sees the player at Celtic Park at least for the next two years.

Celtic will also have first option on the player after the initial loan period is up.

There have been comparisons made with the Australian and Charly Musonda who packed his bags after 4 months at the club but those comparisons are unfounded.

Musonda believed he should be in the first team, even if it was without merit and didn’t like biding his time on the bench.

Arzani seems more down to earth and willing to wait for his chance – he also has the added bonus of being able to confide in Celtic hero Tom Rogic. The fellow Australian has taken him and Leo Mazis under his wing since they both came to the club.


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