By Kevin Campbell

17th Jun, 2021 | 9:30am

Campbell: Celtic could sign 'game-changer' Mooy after Australian outlet update

Kevin Campbell has heaped praise on Aaron Mooy as Celtic are linked with a move for the Australian midfielder.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker claimed the 30-year-old is a player capable of “taking the game by the scruff of the neck”.

Mooy currently plays for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Port where he has two years remaining on his contract.

Australian outlet The World Game claim there is talk in Shanghai of Celtic making an approach for the midfielder and that the Chinese club would be unlikely to play hardball.

New Hoops manager Ange Postecoglou worked with Mooy while manager of the Socceroos between 2013 and 2017.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on a possible move for Mooy, Campbell said: “I’m not so sure about Postecoglou going in there, let alone who he’s going to sign.

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“It is either going to go brilliantly or end in tears I think.

“Aaron Mooy is a very good player, a technical player. He can take the game by the scruff of the neck and there aren’t an abundance of game-changers out there.

“We are going to have to wait and see what he can do if he gets signed.

“I have spoke to Celtic fans and they are not convinced by Postecoglou’s appointment.” 

Mooy has 96 Premier League appearances to his name from his time at Huddersfield Town and Brighton.

He also has experience of playing in Scottish Premiership from his time with St Mirren between 2010 and 2012.

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