Celtic are in the midst of another significant summer transfer window in terms of the number of players who have come to or left the club.
One big departure saw Tom Rogic wave goodbye to Parkhead at the end of the Bhoys’ latest Premiership-winning season.
With 272 appearances to his name in a Hoops shirt, the Australian scored 46 goals, delivered 49 assists and won seven league titles along the way.
Taking this into account, it safe to say that whoever comes in to replace the midfielder has some pretty big shoes to fill.
One man who has been linked with a move to Celtic in the past few months and who could be seen as the club’s next version of Rogic is fellow Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy.
After making a combined total of 152 appearances for Huddersfield and Brighton, in which he scored 13 goals and provided 17 assists, the 31-year-old joined Shanghai Port two years ago.Since then, the midfielder has scored six goals and provided three assists in 31 appearances in China.
This shows just how similar he is to Rogic in terms of being a useful figure in front of goal from midfield.
Labelled a “classy” player by Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling in 2019, Mooy is currently valued at £4.5m by Transfermarkt.
The former Brighton dynamo also wowed Pep Guardiola during his time with Manchester City, with the Spaniard hailing the 31-year-old as “amazing”.
Should Celtic sign Aaron Mooy this summer?
Having already played under Ange Postecoglou on international duty between 2015 and 2017, Mooy knows what it takes to work under the current Celtic boss.
In fact, he had this to say about playing under the 56-year-old: “He’s a very good coach. The style that he wants to play is the way I like playing as well. I’m happy to be playing under him. He’s intimidating, but the way he wants to play football, I want to play like that as well.”
Therefore, this could work in Celtic’s favour should the manager try and convince his fellow countryman to join his squad in Glasgow.
With the Bhoys in need of some midfield reinforcements following the departure of Rogic, plus Nir Bitton and now Ismaila Soro, securing a deal for Mooy should be at the top of Celtic’s priority list before the 2022/23 campaign starts.
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