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Report: Celtic could make move for Chinese Super League midfielder, Postecoglou knows him well

Australian outlet The World Game claim that Celtic could make a move to sign midfielder Aaron Mooy this summer. The ex-Premier League star is currently playing in the Chinese Super League with Shanghai Port. It is claimed that there is talk in China that Celtic are ready to make a move.

Of course, new Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou knows Mooy well. He won the majority of his 42 caps under Postecoglou. The latter was in charge of the Socceroos for four years between 2013 and 2017. Now, the two could reunite at Celtic is Postecoglou prepares to bring in some new players.

Mooy moved to China from Brighton for £7.5million last summer (Sun) and has since played 22 times. The player is said to be keen on leaving. Lockdown in China only allows Mooy and other CSL players to leave their hotels for training and matches.

The former Man City, Brighton and Huddersfield man is away from his family. His wife is Scottish and that is believed to be a major reason behind Celtic’s interest. Of course, Mooy will be earning a lot in China, but it is also claimed that Mooy’s transfer fee will be small.

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Mooy would be a stunning signing for Celtic

Celtic need additions all over the park and a crucial area of the pitch that needs surgery is in midfield. Scott Brown has left to join Aberdeen and while Ismaila Soro has shown glimpses in holding midfield – Celtic need a better option. Mooy would be absolutely perfect.

Not only does he offer cover as a four, but he can also play as a box-to-box midfielder and as a 10. If Celtic can strike a deal for a player that has played under Postecoglou and would welcome a move to Scotland – then it is a no-brainer. TransferMarkt say he has the same agent as Odsonne Edouard.

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