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20 August 2020 02:42

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Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has given a tentative endorsement of Celtic star Tom Rogic's mooted transfer to Qatar, saying it could be a good move if it brings the "smile" back to his face. Rogic's nine-year tenure in Scotland appears to be coming to an end, with reports suggesting Celtic are poised to complete a £4 million ($7.3 million) sale to an unidentified Qatari club for his services. Socceroos star Tom Rogic appears to be on his way out of Celtic. Credit:PA Beloved by fans at Parkhead, the mercurial 27-year-old hasn't played since the Scottish Premiership season resumed earlier this month and fell out of favour with manager Neil Lennon last season, when he was more often an unused substitute than a starter. Socceroos supporters have always believed Rogic has had the potential to play at a much higher level in Europe and news of what could be generously described as a sideways step to the Middle East has been greeted with disappointment in most quarters.

Tom Rogic's seven year stay at Scottish Premier League powerhouse Celtic is set to come to an end, with the Socceroos star on the cusp of a move to Qatar. Rogic has been an unused substitute in Celtic's two matches so far this season and the reigning champions are on the brink of agreeing a £4m ($AUD7.3m) deal to sell him to an unnamed Qatari club, reports the Daily Mail. According to the publication the move will be finalised in the next 24 hours. Watch European Football with beIN SPORTS and ESPN on Kayo. New to Kayo?

Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly> Tom Rogic's time at Celtic is reportedly coming to an end. Source: AFP A key member of the Hoops through 2015 to 2018, Rogic has made 189 appearances for the club since arriving in 2012-13. However, he has found game time hard to come by since Neil Lennon — the man who recruited him in 2013 — returned to the club last year. Rogic has won six league titles, four league cups and four Scottish Cups in his time at the club, scoring 38 goals in his time there, including five in eight games against bitter rivals Rangers.