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UPDATE: January, 16
Philip Micallef at SBS is reporting that the transfer fee is $700,000 [£556,000].
Great deal for Tom Rogić because Celtic are the most dominant team in the Scottish Premier League.
Even if he struggles for playing time in the beginning, he'll get chances against weak opposition like Dundee, St. Mirren and Ross County.
It's a good stepping-stone into the English Premier League as Mark Viduka will attest to.
Nike's The Chance competitions show you how many aspiring professional footballers there are out there who are just a chance away from making it.
If not for this competition, Central Coast Mariners' young gun Rogić wouldn't be chased by various Premier League clubs and Scottish giants Celtic.
When Rogić made his international debut for Australia, he became the first Aussie to play for the Futsalroos and Socceroos.
He's a tall and elegantly creative player with world-class technique.
Against an Alessandro Del Piero-less Sydney FC, Tom toyed with the Sky Blue's defence by scoring a brace in a 7-2 win.
CCM has agreed to sell Rogić to Reading for $600,000 [£392,000], but former Australian captain Craig Moore convinced Rogić to reject the Royals.
Since then, Rogić has been on trial with Celtic, who could sign him for basically nothing (by their standards).
Rogić's contract with the Mariners ends in two months, so the Central Coast have no leverage.
Is Rogić the best young A-League player right now? No, that would be Melbourne Victory's New Zealand international Marco Rojas, who has been a genius this season.
How good is the standard of the A-League? It began in 2005, so it's only eight years old. It's nowhere near the technical quality of the J.League, but there are gems playing in Australia.
Rogić is one, Rojas is another, and so is Tom's teammate, Mat Ryan.
It's low risk, high reward for clubs in Europe's elite leagues looking to poach some of the A-League's emerging talents.
It's the approach Bundesliga clubs have adopted with the J.League's best players.