'It's an amazing feeling': Aaron Mooy signs for Celtic

Aaron Mooy has officially signed for Celtic, where we will link up with fellow Aussies Ange Postecoglou and Harry Kewell.

Both are part of the coaching staff that lured the Socceroo to the Scottish club, after he agreed to part ways with Chinese outfit Shanghai Port. 

Speaking to Celtic TV after his transfer was announced, Mooy explained the Aussie connections - in both his former international manager and current teammate - that helped encourage his move. 

"Ange (Postecoglou) was my coach for about three years in the national team so I know the standards he wants, and I’m looking forward to working with him again," he said. 

“I’ve known Tom (Rogic) a long time, and we’ve spoken lots of times about Celtic. I was always interested to know what it was like for him in Scotland, and he’s obviously had an amazing period here with lots of success, and I’m sure I’ll be in touch with him shortly." 

The 31-year-old joins the reigning Scottish Champions on a two-year deal, returning to the league where he once represented St Mirren over a decade ago. 

Since then, Mooy has amassed over 50 caps for his country, and enjoyed a productive period in the English Premier League with both Huddersfield Town and Brighton & Hove Albion. 

After some serious challenges throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, he is relishing the opportunity to return to Scotland with one of the nation's biggest clubs. 

“It’s an amazing feeling and I’m just so happy to be here. It’s a massive club with a huge history, and I want to be part of it, so I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead," Mooy shared. 

“I’m going to do everything I can do well and be successful and try and help in any way I can. I’ve had a few weeks without the ball so I’m looking forward to touching the ball again and getting my fitness up and meeting my new team-mates and the staff.”

“I’m delighted to be here now and I just can’t wait to get started and join in with the group."

Mooy will now join Celtic's pre-season ahead of their season-opening clash with Aberdeen on August 1.