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Report: Postecoglou asks Celtic to prioritise transfer for Mooy

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has asked the club to prioritise a transfer for Aaron Mooy, according to 90min.

The Australia international currently plays for Shanghai Port in the Chinese Super League, where he moved following his stint with Brighton.

Mooy moved to the far-east after just a single full season with the Seagulls during the 2019/2020 campaign.

He initially moved on a loan deal to the AMEX Stadium, however, that was made permanent in January 2020. Upon completing a transfer to China, the 30-year-old defender the move, claiming he wanted a ‘new challenge‘.

It’s being claimed that the manager has identified the midfielder as a top transfer target. Mooy played under Postecoglou during the Greek-born figure’s time as Australia manager.

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TBR View: Mooy transfer can add a much need creative spark to Celtic

Creating chances proved a problem last season as they surrendered the title to Rangers. Hence why a transfer for Mooy can add a much needed spark to Celtic for next season.

Ryan Christie and Callum McGregor stood out with the most assists (8 and 7 respectively). However, aside from the duo, no other player provided a consistent threat in the final third.

Mooy showed during his time in the Premier League that he can be a brilliant asset in attack.

He carried the threat during his time with the Terriers and the south coast outfit, earning mass praise. Arsenal legend Alan Smith even claimed he showed ‘shades of Bergkamp’ during his time with Brighton.

It’s clear that Postecoglou is targeting players who are well-known to him. First, he wanted to sign a player who he faced in the J-League, and now an ace he’s managed.

Trusted player may well be the coach’s best bet as he looks to impress the naysayers.

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