Scott McDonald believes Daniel Arzani will consider his options in the summer and pursue a move elsewhere.
Speaking to The World Game, McDonald believes opportunities at Celtic are limited for Arzani and therefore he will be eyeing a move in the summer once his loan spell with the Hoops comes to an end.
It’s been a real shame for him but slowly but surely he’s got his fitness back and one my best mates is Celtic reserves assistant coach Stephen McManus, who tells me how well Daniel has been doing, how strong he’s looking and what a good prospect he is.
We’re lucky that he’s still very young but with Celtic chasing silverware again, I think he’ll probably be looking elsewhere (for game time). After this season, he’ll need to sit down with his advisors and the City Football Group and decide what’s the best move for Daniel to play senior football and achieve what we all think he’s capable of.
Celtic have so much depth – Mohamed Elyounoussi is struggling for minutes on loan from Southampton and Scott Sinclair couldn’t get a game. So it’s tough for Daniel to even get into an 18-man squad for a Saturday. I feel his frustration and I know he’s working really hard and is champing at the bit.
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Arzani has certainly had a tough time since his move to Celtic, after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury on his Hoops debut, which ruled him out for nearly 15 months.
However as McDonald suggests, even since his return to full fitness, the strength in depth that Celtic have has seen his opportunities limited.
The Australia international has played just five minutes of first-team football this season, coming against Partick Thistle in the Scottish Cup (Transfermarkt).
And the winger has only featured in a further two matchday squads this year (Transfermarkt), therefore a move to a club where he will have greater first-team opportunities appears to be a smart idea for him.