Celtic have been linked with a move for Shanghai SIPG midfielder Aaron Mooy following Ange Postecoglou’s Parkhead arrival.
The Lowdown: Mooy and Postecoglou’s relationship
Mooy, whose wife is Scottish, worked under Postecoglou when he was in charge of Australia’s national team.
The 30-year-old now has 42 caps for his country and currently plies his trade at club level for Shanghai SIPG after sealing a move from Brighton last year.
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Australian outlet SBS claim that Mooy is likely to be on Postecoglou’s radar.
There has already been talk in Shanghai over a potential Hoops approach for the midfielder, who earns a significant salary in China.
A potential transfer fee wouldn’t be significant, according to the report, with Chinese teams aware the current situation in the country is tough for foreign players.
The Verdict: Versatility could prove priceless
Mooy is capable of playing as a defensive, central or attacking midfielder, so should a move to Scotland materialise, he could end up replacing Scott Brown, who has left for Aberdeen or even Ryan Christie, whose contract is up in January and is linked with a summer exit.
He also has previous experience of playing in the Scottish Premiership with St Mirren 10 years ago.
It could turn out to be a wise move by Postecoglou in signing a few players he knows well who can instantly adjust to his tactics and create a sense of trust in the dressing room, so it’ll be interesting to see whether these links will go any further over the coming months.
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