Aaron Mooy to Celtic transfer news, rumours, breaking news, Shanghai Port FC


Socceroos star Aaron Mooy is set to reunite with former manager Ange Postecoglou at Scottish champions Celtic, according to reporting outside the UK.

The former Premier League midfielder is tipped to move to Glasgow as a free agent after negotiating a release from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Port FC.

Mooy became a Socceroos regular while Postecoglou was in charge of the national team from 2013 to 2017.

The telegraph Mooy said will fend off offers from Championship sides to sign with the Scottish juggernaut. The move would give Mooy some very important playing time ahead of the World Cup in November-December.

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Football journalist Mike McGrath revealed the news on Twitter, where he described the deal as a “dream move” for the Australian.

“Aaron Mooy will disappoint a host of Championship clubs to secure a dream move to Celtic as a free agent,” McGrath wrote on Twitter.

“Discussions have advanced for the Australian midfielder to join fellow countryman Ange Postecoglou’s squad.”

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Following their 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers in a friendly last weekend, Postecoglou praised Mooy but could not confirm any news of an offer.

“He’s another very talented footballer and very in my range, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to bring him in, no,” Postecoglou said after the game.

Aaron is a fantastic footballer, someone I know very well. I am sure he will be picked up, he is a very talented player

“As far as we are concerned, we have a plan that we are sticking to and so far I am quite happy with the progress we are making on all fronts and hopefully there will be some news before the start of the season. We go through the process and make sure we get the ones we need.

It was reported last week that the Australian had “a lot of interest” from clubs around the world after leaving Shanghai, the Chinese Super League powerhouse.

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While the 31-year-old had been strongly linked with a move to Glasgow, Mooy’s agent Josh Barnett revealed that other clubs were interested.

“There is a lot of interest in the world for Aaron and we are evaluating all options,” Barnett told ftbl.com.au.

“There is certainly no rush to make a decision.”

Mooy will become the latest Australian to join the famous club, which has welcomed a host of talent from Down Under with open arms in the past.

Former Brisbane Roar striker Scott McDonald became a Celtic fan favorite during a famous spell at the club which included plenty of goals.

Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic has also enjoyed success at the club, but played his last game in green and white in May.

Rogic won the PFA Male Footballer of the Year award for the first time after what would be his final season with the Scottish champions.

Australian legend Harry Kewell is part of the Celtic coaching staff for the coming season.


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