Rangers-linked Aaron Mooy admitted in 2010 that he woke up at 5am to watch Gers matches

Rangers target Aaron Mooy used to watch the Gers in action - at 5am.

Reported Rangers target Aaron Mooy told the Daily Record back in 2010 that he used to wake up at 5am in order to watch the Gers in action.

Mooy, 25, is starring in his native Australia with Melbourne City, smashing 17 goals last season to become one of the top players in the A-League, whilst also establishing himself as a key member of the Australian national team, scoring five goals in 13 games for the Socceroos.

Having rebuilt his career since unsuccessful spells in Britain with Bolton Wanderers and St Mirren, Mooy could now be on the move - and a return to Scotland appears to be a possibility.

According to Australian newspaper The Herald Sun, Mooy is looking to leave Melbourne City this summer, and Rangers are particularly keen to bring him back to Scotland, even having a bid to take him on trial snubbed by his current employers.

Some Gers fans will remember him from his time in Scotland at St Mirren, and adding a goalscoring midfielder could be a smart move from manager Mark Warburton - especially considering Mooy's previous comments about Rangers.

Speaking back in 2010 during his time at St Mirren, Mooy spoke to the Daily Record about facing Rangers, and even revealed that he used to wake up at 5am in Australia to watch the Gers in action because his compatriots Craig Moore and Tony Vidmar were playing.

"It's really exciting to be playing against Rangers and it's a great opportunity," said Mooy. "Rangers are a massive club and I know a few Australians have been there and done well. When Craig Moore and Tony Vidmar were at Ibrox I used to get up an hour earlier at about 5am to see games before I went to school," he added.

With Club Brugge also allegedly keen on signing Mooy, it's the little details and memories surrounding Rangers which could swing the transfer battle in Warburton's favour, as the midfielder may love to follow in Moore and Vidmar's footsteps by pulling on the famous blue shirt at Ibrox next season.

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