Family Connections – New Bhoy looking to make father-in-law proud

Aaron Mooy answered questions yesterday at a mixed media conference from inside Celtic Park and was invariably asked about his connections to Scotland and Glasgow, having been married to a Scottish native for the past decade or so. The questionnaire made the Aussie laugh when he asked about which side of the Glasgow divide the in-laws were partial too, adding ‘dare I ask’ in a tongue-in-cheek moment.

However, we were all relieved and glad when the midfielder revealed that his very own father-in-law has a penchant for the green and white side of the city. A fact that he also insisted carried weight on his shoulders as he aims to make him and the family proud. He said: “My wife is from Glasgow so I’ve always been back and forth for the last 10 or 11 years or whatever it is.

“It was an easy job for the liaison – they didn’t have to find me a house or tell me which areas are nice. What areas I will be comfortable to live. I know a lot about the city. Her father is a big Celtic fan so he is happy and hopefully I can make him proud. Am I his favourite son in law? I’m the only son in law so I must be.”

Aaron’s decision to choose the Hoops could be an astute move from both the relevant parties. At 31, he could have course put another heavy duty payday ahead of footballing aspirations. Although he done so in China and that didn’t exactly go according to plan for the most part. Now at a club playing Champions League football, he will have the chance to prove his ability at the highest level possible.

His appearances at World Cup’s will no doubt stand him in good stead as he looks to make his imprint at Celtic Park and Scottish football. Celtic have also won a watch by singing the versatile Mooy, as he can play both midfield positions if needed and has come free of charge. The other major factor is that he will be a man with a point to prove now that he has left Shanghai Port and will be eager to force his way into contention for Qatar 2022.

A good deal all round it would appear on the surface.

Watch Aaron discuss this and more from his media conference yesterday:

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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