(Reuters) – Australia forward Daniel Arzani is hoping to revive his injury-hit club career with a move to the Netherlands when his loan spell at Celtic ends, the 21-year-old said.

Arzani, who joined the Scottish side on an extended loan from Manchester City in August 2018, suffered a knee ligament injury 23 minutes into his Celtic first team debut and has managed one appearance this season after returning.

With the Scottish Premiership suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic and his loan scheduled to end in June, Arzani is keen on a fresh start next season.

“Holland comes up because it’s a selling league and they develop a lot of really good talent,” Arzani told The World Game. “But they’re not the only league to have done that.

“It’s been a really tough last two seasons for me. Celtic’s been tough, there are a lot of good people there and it’s a good club, but the most important thing is game time and I wasn’t getting that.

“I was getting frustrated with injuries and things like that and the most important thing now is to look forward and go somewhere I think I’ll get game time.”

Arzani said he was in peak condition working with a personal physiotherapist and Socceroos strength and conditioning chief Andrew Clark monitoring his progress.

“There’s no point in looking into the past and the negative things that have happened … The aim is to stay in Europe and give it a proper shot,” he added.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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