Manchester City have signed Australian wonderkid Daniel Arzani. The 19-year-old attacking midfielder was selected as the A-League Young Player of the Year and was the youngest player at the 2018 World Cup. Arzani has signed a multi-year deal at Manchester City, completing his move from Melbourne City FC, one the club’s affiliates.
City’s managing director of global football, Brian Marwood, told the club’s official website: “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 is expected to be sent out on loan straight away, with Celtic appearing to be the leading candidate to sign him on a season-long loan.