Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic urged to turn his back on ‘hard’ and ‘rough’ Scottish football following Arsenal link

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Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic has been urged to turn his back on ‘rough’ Scottish football after being compared to Australian legends Harry Kewell and Mark Viduka.

Former Australia internationalist Peter Raskopoulos reckons the 23-year-old, who made a substitute appearance for the Socceroos in Saturday’s friendly win over Greece, would thrive in the English Premier League after being linked with a summer switch to Arsenal.

And former Sydney Olympic midfielder Raskopoulos insists Rogic is just as good as former Celtic and Leeds United striker Viduka and ex-Liverpool winger Kewell.

tomrogicRaskopoulos, speaking to socceroos.com.au, said: “I adore watching Tommy Rogic.

“He’s something special, I hope he’s overcome his injuries and I hope that he does move to Arsenal, as the rumours suggest.

“I think the more European league in the EPL will suit him better than the bustle and roughness of the Scottish league.

“The Scottish league is a hard league and Tommy will be suited to Arsenal much better. It’s a club where we’ll see Tommy making a huge name for himself.

“He just looks a different class right now. He looks like when Viduka and Kewell were in their prime. He’s a half a pass above anyone on the park right now.

“You don’t know how far he can go but I just hope he’s injury free for a year or two because I think he can really be in that top echelon of world-class players.”

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