Socceroos Could View FIFA World Cup as Auditions for Big-Time Gigs

True, there has been some acting going on at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals, but there have also been some auditions and some of the Socceroos are looking to secure moves to the clubs that pay the big fees.

Aaron Mooy says to leave him out of all that, saying he is content to stay with Huddersfield Town.

Speaking to reporters in remarks picked up by the AAP, Mooy said, “I’m just trying to enjoy the World Cup. It’s my first … and it might be my last. I’m very happy at Huddersfield. It’s a great club for me and I’m proud to be a Huddersfield man.”

Mat Ryan and Mat Leckie are the other two Aussies that have jobs with top level European clubs, Brighton for Ryan and Hertha Berlin for Leckie, but good showing by both in WC play could find other clubs willing to roll out welcome mats for both players.

Tom Rogic plays for Glasgow Celtic, but his club opposition is not exactly the sort on which reputations and pay envelopes are built.

The rest of the Socceroos, however, play for lesser clubs in Europe, Asia and the A-League, so the likes of Trent Sainsbury, Jamie Maclaren and Jackson Irvine could have windows of opportunity to demonstrate their value.

Sainsbury is currently on loan to the Grasshoppers in Switzerland from China’s Jiangsu Suning until the end of 2018.

“I’m contracted for six months. I’m in the shop window and we’ll see what happens. The Chinese haven’t given us a decision yet. We just have to wait and see what their verdict is,” Sainsbury said.

There seems to be more than a little interest in Daniel Arzani and he could soon see A-League Melbourne City in his rearview.

Finally, veteran Tim Cahill is actively seeking a job and he desperately needs to get a club if he wants to prolong his playing career.