Melbourne City winger Daniel Arzani was brought on the final 11 minutes of Australia’s opening 2018 World Cup fixture against France last weekend and showed a few glimpses of the quality that he has in his locker, and it was a similar situation in the 1-1 draw against Denmark on Thursday.
The 19-year-old, dubbed as ‘the next Harry Kewell’, could be on the move this summer if he continues to impress, having scored two goals and provided a further three assists in 16 A-League appearances in 2017/18.
Meanwhile, Birmingham City manager Garry Monk, whose £1.35m attacker target would significantly improve his side, will be desperate to add to his attacking options before the new Championship campaign gets underway at the beginning of August, with the Blues netting just 38 goals in their 46 league games last term.
The 39-year-old will certainly be aiming for a play-off spot next term if possible, but he will know that he needs to add some quality to his team in the final third if they are to do that, and the Iranian-born Arzani may have caught his eye.
Despite only being on the pitch for 23 minutes against the Danes and having 13 touches of the ball, he produced one shot, one dribble, one cross and one key pass, as per WhoScored.com, and he certainly showed no fear as he scared the European outfit’s defence with his direct style.
Signing Arzani would be a huge coup for Birmingham considering the quality and potential he clearly has, and he would be the best addition to their squad in years.
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