Daniel Arzani has returned to permanent club Manchester City to “step up his rehabilitation”, according to the Daily Record.
The Australian’s first season at Celtic has been ruined by injury after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament away to Dundee back in October, on his debut for the club.
Arzani is on a two-year loan spell at Parkhead from City, following an impressive World Cup last summer.
The 20-year-old’s campaign was effectively finished as soon as the injury occurred, and the main focus is now on being ready for next season.
Arzani took part in light training sessions at Lennoxtown last month, but he is still not at the stage to be doing anything too rigorous.
He took to social media on Monday to confirm that he is at City currently, continuing his recovery.
The Australian superstar is seen as a hugely promising prospect and he will hope that such a serious injury does not impact on his career.
Top 5 Australian footballers of all time
5. Craig Johnston
A key man for Liverpool during the 1980s, Johnston scored in the 1986 FA Cup final.
4. Mark Schwarzer
Schwarzer is one of the most consistent Premier League goalkeepers of all time, and also won 109 caps for the Socceroos.
3. Mark Viduka
Former Celtic man Viduka enjoyed an excellent in both Scotland and English, as well as netting 11 times in 43 appearances for Australia.
2. Tim Cahill
Arguably the national team’s most influential player in history, Cahill scored an amazing 50 goals in 108 games for Australia, despite not even being a striker.
1. Harry Kewell
Injuries may have dogged Kewell as his career progressed, but he was a world-class talent at his peak during his Leeds United days. He didn’t have Cahill’s longevity, but talent-wise he is the best Australia have produced.