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Celtic interested in January move for Aaron Mooy

Celtic are interested in a deal to bring Aaron Mooy to Parkhead in the January transfer window.

What’s the talk?

That’s according to a recent report by the Daily Mail, who claim that the former Huddersfield Town, Brighton & Hove Albion and current Shanghai SIPG central midfielder is Ange Postecoglou’s number one transfer target ahead of the upcoming winter market.

The report continued to relay comments made by the 31-year-old regarding the management style of the Celtic boss, with the duo having worked together previously with the Australian national side.

In his remarks concerning the 56-year-old, Mooy said: “He’s intimidating, but he’s a very good coach. The way he wants to play football, I want to play like that as well.”

Would Mooy be a good signing for Celtic?

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Nicholson must move

Considering just how impressive Mooy has been since joining Shanghai SIPG, in addition to the fact that Postecoglou’s first-team squad is currently lacking a considerable amount of depth in the middle of the park, the argument that the midfielder would be something of a dream signing for Michael Nicholson to get over the line in January is a rather easy one to make.

Indeed, over his five CFA Super League appearances so far this season, the £6.75m-rated man has already bagged one goal, registered one assist and created three big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 2.2 shots and making 1.4 key passes per game.

The player who David Wagner dubbed a “top-class” talent has also impressed in metrics more typical of his position, making an average of 36.4 passes, one tackle, 0.4 interceptions and winning three duels per fixture.

These returns have seen the £60k-per-week midfielder average a SofaScore match rating of 7.24, ranking him as Shanghai SIPG’s joint fifth-best performer in the Chinese top flight.

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Furthermore, aside from his impressive form in China, Mooy’s 96 matches in the Premier League, 46 fixtures in the Championship and 21 games in the Scottish Premiership also mean his signing would bring with it a considerable boost to the experience levels within the Celtic midfield.

As such, it would indeed appear highly advisable for Nicholson to do all he can to secure the signing of the 31-year-old midfielder this winter, as Mooy could well be one of the final pieces of Postecoglou’s puzzle at Parkhead.

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