Celtic Football Club could, if reports are to be believed, be engulfed by a parade of Australians next season with the Hoops linked with a number of players from that nation since Ange Postecoglou arrived.
The 55-year-old enjoyed a productive spell in charge of the Socceroos but rebuilding the Bhoys will be one of his hardest challenges yet.
With Celtic searching for a new goalkeeper, they’ve been touted with a move for Brighton stopper Mat Ryan, someone who Arsenal are also chasing after his loan spell in London.
The Hoops already have Tom Rogic at their disposal but their Australian contingent could increase with the arrival of Aaron Mooy.
Reports from SBS (via The Sun) suggests that the 30-year-old is likely to be on the radar of Postecoglou this summer.
The outlet sites his Scottish family, as well as the new manager’s arrival at Paradise, as reasons for a potential move.
With one bald-headed tough tackler out the door, Celtic could replace their club legend with a player of a very similar ilk in Mooy.
The central midfielder is adept defensively and he’s also eye-catching going forward, proving to be deadly from set-piece scenarios.
During his time with Huddersfield and Brighton in England, the Aussie scored 13 goals and registered a further 13 assists over four different league campaigns.
With that in mind, he could offer more to Celtic than the departed Scott Brown ever did.
He was a titanic brute in the middle of the park for the Hoops but very rarely offered goals. One thing he did deliver, however, was tackling.
Mooy is also vibrant in that third of the pitch, completing 2.8 tackles an outing during his first Premier League campaign with Huddersfield.
Having played for St Mirren, he’s already got experience of the Scottish game, but crucially he knows what to expect from Postecoglou.
28 of his 42 caps for Australia came under the new Celtic boss, a man he seems to love playing under.
Speaking in 2016, Mooy said: “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. I’m enjoying it.”
With that in mind, the midfield general could receive a new lease of life under Postecoglou if he arrives in Glasgow.
A talented midfield who combines an eye for goal with a ruthless defensive output, he’d be perfect at filling the void after Brown’s exit.
This feels like the ideal transfer for their new manager and Dominic McKay to complete.