Manchester City have completed the signing of Australian winger Daniel Arzani from Melbourne City. The 19-year old Iranian born is currently one of the most talented Australian footballers. He was in fine form with Melbourne City last season, scoring 2 goals in 20 appearances. Arzani was awarded the Harry Kewell medal for the best U-23 footballer last season.
Daniel Arzani made his international debut this year against Czech Republic and the following day, he was chosen in the squad to play the 2018 World Cup. Arzani scored his first international goal against Hungary just 5 days before the World Cup began. He appeared as a second half substitute in all of Australia’s matches at the tournament.
Brian Marwood, the Managing Director of Global Football for City Football Group was delighted with Arzani’s transfer. 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.”
City will be making a loan announcement for Arzani in the coming days.