Video: Incoming recruit Marco Tilio gushes over classy Aussie Aaron Mooy

Celtic look set to make Melbourne City forward Marco Tilio their second signing of the summer transfer window. After the swift addition of Odin Thiago Holm the same week as officially announcing that Brendan Rodgers would replace Ange Postecoglou as manager of the football club, it seems the recruitment team are continuing the good work they embarked upon two seasons ago.

Marco Tilio of Melbourne City FC controls the ball on the run during the A-League Men s football match between Melbourne City FC and Central Coast Mariners FC at the CommBank Stadium on June 03, 2023 in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Damian Briggs/Speed Media/Icon Sportswire SOCCER: JUN 03 A-League – Melbourne City FC v Central Coast Mariners FC

The latest name in young Tilio is another City Football Group connection but despite the eyebrow-raising from some quarters, the 21-year-old is highly regarded in his homeland and is seen as one of the stars of Australian football of the future. With ten goals in the League this past season, it has been his most successful and influential to date.

Tilio has spoken previously of one of his soon-to-be Celtic teammate and countryman, Aaron Mooy (Who hopefully won’t be returning just yet!), and his incredible class and technique with the ball at his feet. Speaking about the midfield operator, when asked who he thinks is top-class in the Australian international group, young Tilio told The Unlaced Podcast: “There is a few to be honest.

Heart Of Midlothian v Celtic – Aaron Mooy celebrates Celtic’s 1st goal during the Scottish Cup match at Tynecastle on  Saturday March 11, 2023. Photo Steve Welsh

“Like Aaron Mooy. He is unbelievable, he is like a get out ball He will still deal with it. We were told that by a couple of players. If you get into the game and you don’t have anything, and you need to find a pass, give it to him. It is crazy what he can do with the ball. It sometimes looks like it’s in slow motion. But it’s always under control.”

Paul Gillespie


The Celtic Star’s book promotion has been so successful, with hundreds of books at great prices being posted to Celtic fans all over the world, that we’ve decided to continue with the sale until the end of July. We’ve reduced all six books currently available from their usual retail price of £20 and prices are as low as £6 (see below).

All books are high quality hardback, with some signed by the author. And it’s also worth noting that you only pay postage on one book, so it’s free for the second, third and so on. ORDER HERE or click on The Celtic Star image above…this is how it feels to be Celtic!

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

Comments are closed.