Transfer news: Celtic midfielder Tomas Rogic linked to Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners would be interested in a loan move for Celtic midfielder Tomas Rogic should he become available.
Last Updated: 04/01/14 1:55pm
Rogic left Central Coast for Scotland last January but has struggled to make an impact since his arrival at Celtic Park.
The Australia international has made just three appearances for the Hoops in the Scottish Premiership this term, two of which coming from bench and the playmaker could see his chances of featuring in the 2014 World Cup in jeopardy should he continue to struggle for regular action.
Central Coast manager Phil Moss admits he would be delighted to welcome Rogic back, even if it was just a temporary deal; but warns the A-League side will struggle to compete financially with Japanese J-League side Vegalta Sendai, who are also said to be interested.
"If nothing works out for Tommy and he picked up the phone and said he desperately needs some games to put him back in World Cup calculations then it becomes realistic," Moss told the Sydney Morning Herald.
"But if it's just chasing him, then the sort of money he's on at Celtic and the sort of money Vegalta Sendai manager Graham Arnold is no doubt throwing at him will probably put us out of the equation.
"It comes down to who's chasing who."
With midfield duo Gary Teale and David Barron both suffering long-term injuries and Joe Ledley unavailable for the Premiership clash with St Mirren, Rogic could have the opportunity to stake his claim for a regular place on Sunday.