Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers expects Daniel Arzani to join fellow Socceroo Tom Rogic at Parkhead imminently.
The 19-year-old playmaker completed his move to Manchester City from partner club Melbourne City on Thursday morning but is set to be farmed out to the Scottish champions.
Speaking at Celtic’s Lennoxtown training complex ahead of a trip to Hearts, Hoops boss Rodgers, who is also hopeful of completing the signing of former left-back Emilio Izaguirre in the next 24 hours, said: “He (Arzani) has completed on the Man City side, virtually most of it is completed on our side.
“He has been up here today so, like I say, we hope for that to complete over the next few days.
“He hasn’t done anything since his last game with Australia a little while back so he is going to have to come in and adjust and get up to speed before we can even consider him for a game.”
Australia put four past Kuwait in their recent international friendly – two of which saw young stars notch their first in the Green and Gold
Two defensive errors cost Kuwait two goals when they hosted the Socceroos at the Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium
The previews have been written and the squads assembled. The A-League season launches into action on Friday.
Graham Arnold got the statement win he wanted in his first match back in charge of the Socceroos as they brushed aside Kuwait 4-0.