Daily Record writer Mark Guidi believes Aaron Mooy’s move to Celtic could be a ‘really good bit of business’.
The Hoops completed the signing of the Australian international on a free transfer on Tuesday following his exit from Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Port and it is thought that they beat ‘several clubs’ to his signature.
The 31-year-old moved to China in two years ago after three seasons in the Premier League with Huddersfield and Brighton but spent time in Scotland with St Mirren between 2010 and 2012 making 21 top-flight appearances.
Upon his return, Guidi is excited about the possibility and believes the signing of his compatriot could prove to be a snip for Hoops boss Ange Postecoglou.
Speaking on the Go Radio Football Show he said:
” He was terrific for Huddersfield under David Wagner.
“A real goal threat, he timed his runs really well into the box and scored a number of goals from midfield. Good energy, good in the tackle.”
“That was three or four years ago, not seen him play recently but I would counter that and say you look at Ange Postecoglou’s track record, he’ll know the guy inside out.
“I think someone like Aaron Mooy coming to play for Celtic with guaranteed Champions League football, with a title race, 60,000 fans every other week, he’ll be right up for it. This could be the best move of Aaron Mooy’s career.
“Getting Mooy in on a free transfer, if you were trying to sign him a year ago, two years ago, he’d be £10m plus so this could be a really good bit of business.”
TIF Thoughts on Mooy and Celtic…
Will Mooy be a good addition?
The 2016/17 Huddersfield Fans’ player of the year will help fill the creative void left by fellow countryman Tom Rogic having scored 11 goals and creating a further 15 during his time at the Terriers.
After a sumptuous strike and starring display in a 2-0 win over Bournemouth for Brighton, colour commentator Alan Smith lauded him as displaying “shades of Dennis Bergkamp” and while the playmaker’s career may have peaked during his time down south he still showed his qualities in China.
In Shanghai, the 53-cap Australian ace was directly involved in nine goals through 31 appearances and having played an influential role wherever he has been perhaps he could now become a Parkhead fan favourite.