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‘Have his work cut out’: New Celtic signing warned of task he faces at Parkhead

Australia boss Graham Arnold believes Aaron Mooy will now ‘have his work cut out’ to get into the starting line-up at Celtic, after signing for…

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Australia boss Graham Arnold believes Aaron Mooy will now ‘have his work cut out’ to get into the starting line-up at Celtic, after signing for the Premiership giants in a free transfer.

Ange Postecoglou has brought Mooy to Glasgow to help reinforce his title-winning engine room at Parkhead. The 31-year-old was a free agent after sealing his release from Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Port, who had bought him from Brighton for £7.5m in 2020.

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Mooy spoke with several potential suitors before accepting Postecoglou’s offer to sign for Celtic on a two-year contract. The transfer also sees the 53-cap midfielder and head coach reunited, having previously worked together in the Socceroos set-up from 2014 to 2017.

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Mooy will need to work on his match fitness before being able to step in and help replace what Tom Rogic offered Celtic prior to his compatriot’s release in June. The Sydney native has only registered competitive minutes during four international matches since January.

Mooy has ‘his work cut out’ after signing for Celtic, claims Australia boss Arnold

Arnold is confident that Postecoglou can get the most out of Mooy after signing for Celtic this summer. The Socceroos boos is also delighted his star midfielder has found a new side after leaving Shanghai Port to find his form ahead of the World Cup in Qatar last this year.

“We all know that Ange will get the best out of Aaron, and get him fit and ready,” Arnold said, via the Glasgow Times. “It’s just great that he’s going to a club where they’re playing in the Champions League and he’s going to get plenty of match minutes up there.

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“Obviously, they’re a good team, Celtic, and he’ll have his work cut out to get him in the starting eleven, of course.

“But the fact that he’s going to be playing a lot of football before the World Cup is a relief for myself and, no doubt, all the Socceroo fans back here in Australia to know that Aaron’s got his club future sorted out.”

Despite Mooy’s lack of domestic minutes so far this year, Celtic’s new signing was still able to help lead Australia into the World Cup with an important role in their play-off wins over the UAE and Peru. The final tie with Peru also went through 120 minutes, before penalties.

So, Postecoglou will hope it does not take Mooy long to get into shape for the fast-flowing nature of the Scottish footballing calendar, along with Champions League group stage ties.
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