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Manchester City confirm ‘global football structures’ deal

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Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Daniel Arzani.

The winger has completed his move from Melbourne City and is now expected to move to Celtic on a two year loan deal.

The City website stated:

The transfer of Arzani between Melbourne and Manchester is also an important one for the City Football Group, Managing Director of Global Football, Brian Marwood, was delighted to see Arzani make the move within the group.

Marwood said: “In a short period of time, Daniel has developed into one of Australia’s brightest young stars and has demonstrated the drive and raw talent required for success at the highest level.

This pathway was first forged by Aaron Mooy just two years ago, and we are all delighted to see another Australian-grown talent make this move. The combination of City Football Group’s global football structure and the world-leading City Football Academy facilities create an environment in which this pathway can become well-trodden.”

Arzani was in Glasgow last night and watched Celtic’s 1-1 draw with AEK Athens from the Directors Box.

It will take him until the end of August to go through a proper pre-season training as he adapts to life away from Australia.

Over the last few years Celtic and City have been involved in a number of deals including those involving Jason Denayer, John Guidetti, Patrick Roberts and Olivier Ntcham.

Denayer and Roberts are still on the books at City and have been linked with a move to Celtic with the English transfer window closing at 5pm on Thursday.

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