Mooy completes medical ahead of Celtic announcement

Aaron Mooy has completed his medical ahead of his signing for Celtic as a free agent. According to Scottish Sun, the player will sign on the dotted line for one-year with the option for a further year, which makes sense considering he is in his thirties now. He is seen as filling the defensive midfield gap for now as we lost Nir Bitton this year as he returned home to Israel with Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

Mooy can also play in the more advanced role which is also substantially weaker having saw fellow Australian Tom Rogic leave as a free agent after nine years at the Glasgow side. As revealed in a previous article by Niall J, Ange could see the 31-year-old as somewhat of a hybrid between the two for now. With his deft touch and passing ability, combined with a rugged and unwavering commitment to the cause, Celtic could well have played a blinder with this one.

 Aaron Mooy of Australia controls the ball during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 AFC Asian Qualifier match between Australia Socceroos and Vietnam at AAMI Park on January 27, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Doubtless it will also be pleasing to the chaps upstairs, who have already seen a truck load of dosh leave the Parkhead coffers as we made the loan signings of Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers permanent for just shy of £13 million. Not spare change by any stretch of the imagination. We have also added the experience of Benjamin Seigrist in goal to compete with Joe Hart and the signing of feisty Argentinian left-back Alexandro Bernabei from Lanus for £3 million or so.

The other plus of course with Mooy is that he will be absolutely determine to get himself into contention for Graham Arnold’s Australia squad for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar this winter. The former Huddersfield and Brighton man had no rusty edges whatsoever after not playing since January in China, and managed to help his country reach the first World Cup in history to be played just before Christmas.

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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