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Set to boost- Fox Sports update on expected Celtic signing

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Australian broadcaster Fox Sports are reporting that Marco Tilio is set to join Celtic from Melbourne City.

The 21-year-old winger was part of the Socceroos World Cup squad in Qatar and seems set to become Brendan Rodgers’ second signing after Odin Thiago Holm was signed last week from Valerenga.

It seems that the initial stages of Rodgers’ reign involves signing up younger, emerging players whereas Kyogo Furuhashi and Carl Starfelt were among Ange Postecoglou’s first couple of signings followed by Josip Juranovic.

Fox Sports reports:

Despite having lost Ange Postecoglou, Celtic is set to boost its Australian contingent with the signing of Socceroos attacker Marco Tilio from Melbourne City.

The 21-year-old winger will join Socceroos teammate Aaron Mooy and assistant coach Harry Kewell at the Hoops, who last week confirmed the return of manager

Brendan Rodgers to take over from the departed Postecoglou, who has taken charge of English Premier League club Tottenham.

A member of Australia’s 2022 World Cup squad, Tilio has made five appearances for the Socceroos.

He has spent the past three seasons at City after moving to the Melbourne club from Sydney FC.

In his 79 A-League appearances, Tilio scored 18 goals and won the championship with City in 2021.

While City coach Rado Vidosic would not confirm Tilio’s departure, he was all but resigned to being without the talented winger next season.

I doubt we will be able to keep him,” Vidosic said. “He had a fantastic season for us.”

There has been speculation that Liel Abada is looking to move on from Celtic, Tilio appears to fit a similar profile to the Israel but with his goal and assist stats Abada would be a hard act to replace.

Celtic start pre-season training a week today, with group stage Champions League football secured Rodgers will be keen to get his squad assembled quickly rater than waiting until towards the end of the window to see who is available.

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  • Jack says:

    Yes abda will be hard but can replace should get a good profit on him not always ange first pick but always made good impression coming off the bench id be looking at 10 million or more if brendan keeps the first team squad and add to it some of the b team moved up last season and if good enough brendan will play them when allowed good lead in second half he will use more players than angi so should a good mood inthe squad keeping backroom squad is a real plus hes a tough man to please and with 5 subs again brendan will use them all when condition allowed when he did bring on his subs his stats will show they changed or got involved in game

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