Transfer breakthrough as Aaron Mooy set to sign for Celtic

Celtic look set to seal the signing of Aaron Mooy as Ange Postecoglou beefs up his options in the centre of the park. According to Mike McGrath, Daily Telegraph’s Football reporter, Mooy will disappoint a number of Championship teams to become Celtic’s fifth signing of the summer.

The 31-year-old is a free agent after leaving Shanghai Port in the summer. The player was commanding a huge salary but decided to walk away from the deal as his wife remained in Scotland.

The central midfielder spent time with St Mirren before returning to Australia. This move to his homeland allowed him time to improve before a move to Manchester City. Despite never featuring for the English club, he impressed on loan at Huddersfield, before making the move permanent. He then moved to Brighton for £12m following The Terriers’ relegation. Not only can Mooy play in the advanced role, vacated by compatriot Tom Rogic, he can also play in a holding role. This was his primary role with Brighton, often breaking up play and getting his team up the park whether by dribbling or passing.

The 31-year-old already lives in Glasgow as he has a Scottish wife. The move will suit all parties as the club add quality and experience in the centre of midfield, something that Ange has been keen to do since Tom Rogic and Nir Bitton left in the summer.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.


  1. John McNulty on

    If this happens then I have lost faith in Ange! I only played for Eastercraigs, juvenile (under 18 pro) but if you look at us in Europe last year we were shit at the back. Look at pre season and it is still the same and he wants to buy another attacking midfield player! We are great going forward, but if we can’t beat 28th in England under a new manager at home how can we compete with the best 32 in all of Europe!

    It is blatantly obvious we need a commanding centre half that can win headers in our box to defend and in the opposition box to score. Carl isn’t any better than Welsh in my book but none are quality. Carl never scored or got a header on target last year. In Julien’s first year he scored 6. We need a commanding presence in both boxes!

    Is Mooy any better than Turnbull, Riley, Hatate, McGregor? No!!!!!!!!

    Why sign him????

    If Ange can’t see we are great going forward but bad at the back and we get pumped in the Champions league then I hope that the Celtic supporting journalists remember my point and put pressure on the board to sack Ange if that happens. I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt till then but if I am right then please do so.

    I remember a great Scottish manager George Graham at Arsenal (1-0 to the Arsenal, was the chant) who built a great team but from the back (Seaman, Dixon, Adams, Bould, Winterburn)! If you do not concede then you cannot be beaten!

    If Ange could see this then we wouldn’t have drawn with Rapid or Blackburn as he would have bought a commanding centre half. He has only once won back to back titles, and Tam Courts nearly caused a major upset with a tenth of our budget by having a good defence!

    Rangers lost the league because they let in more goals than we did last year, what is Gio doing this window? Buying better defenders! Did Ange ever play for Barca or in as tactical environment as Europe?


    He needs to learn or be replaced if he fails!


  2. So losing Bassey and replacing them with a Liverpool B Team player who never even got a chance in the Carabao Cup when the youth team played is ‘buying better defenders’? Sorry I don’t see it. If they were shipping goals with the best defender in the Universe playing will the Preston man improve them? /you also mention Jullien, good point. We still have him and could use him this season as an alternative to Starfelt or Welsh. Maybe Ange needs to have a wee chat with Big Chris and make sure he is wanted and his head is right.

  3. One swallow a summer doth not make
    I fear for the Hoops this season in Europe if defensive midfield and centre back positions are not reinforced
    Hoops vulnerable all season when attacked through right channel.
    Starfelt always uncomfortable as a left centre back with no left foot.
    Hail Hail.