Brendan Rodgers has denied that there is any exit clause in Daniel Arzani’s loan deal with Manchester City.
The teenager joined Celtic in the summer after making three substitute appearances at the World Cup Finals in Russia but has still to feature in Celtic’s first team squad.
Arzani picked up another international cap in midweek when he played for 25 minutes against Kuwait but isn’t likely to be in the Celtic squad to face Hibs today.
A Glasgow Cup tie against Partick Thistle on Tuesday is Arzani’s next chance to make an impression with Rodgers refusing to rush the winger’s development.
“Daniel is a 19-year-old boy who has come in for two years to get experience,” the Celtic boss told The Sun.
“He has burst on to the scene in Australia and of course they will want him to do well but there is no exit clause with Man City.
“He has adapted very well and much as people would love him to come in and play he wasn’t ready.
“Coming in after a World Cup with players a number of weeks ahead of him in terms of fitness and training.
“He is adapting to a more physical game but he is very happy and we have been very pleased in terms of how he is making progress.
Celtic’s Reserve side have got four matches to play before December when the Australian website The World Game claimed there was a clause that would allow Arzani to return to Manchester City.