The latest Macarthur FC signing, Daniel Arzani, is almost certain to pull on a Bulls jumper as soon as this Saturday.
Unfortunately, it won’t be in Campbelltown Stadium, because the game in question is the Australia Cup Round of 32 clash with the Magpies Crusaders in Mackay, Queensland.
Bulls fans will be keen to take a look at Arzani, who sprang to fame after being selected in Australia’s 2018 World Cup squad.
He was not only the youngest player ever selected for the Socceroos but also the youngest player of the tournament in Russia.
He suffered an injury when he came on from the bench against France, but not before the teenager showed glimpses of his abundant football ability.
Now at the age of 23 he’s in the Bulls den after Macarthur FC confirmed his signing ahead of the upcoming 2022-23 A-League season.
“I’m looking forward to returning to the A-League and bringing my experiences to the Bulls,’’ Arzani said.
“Being a new club, it’s exciting especially to be working under someone like Dwight Yorke and the rest of the staff here at the Bulls.
“I can’t wait to be back on the pitch and to get the season started.”
Bulls Group CEO, Sam Krslovic believes securing such a young talent with a wealth of experience like Arzani is a privilege for the Macarthur club.
“Daniel has developed into an incredible football player and has demonstrated the drive and raw talent for success,’’ he said.
“We believe that under the guidance of Dwight Yorke, Daniel will continue to progress and showcase his ability in the competition this season.”
Arzani played for Melbourne City in the A-League at the start of his professional career, winning the 2017-18 young footballer of the year award and the Harry Kewell medal for the best U23 player in the Australian team.
In 2018 he was transferred to Manchester City, and from there loaned out to Celtic and other European football clubs.