Mooy looks set for Huddersfield
Last season’s Wembley victory over Reading brought Huddersfield £170 million – a nice payday for winning the play-offs on penalties – and it looks like they’re ready to splash out on a player they know well.
After playing with Huddersfield last season on loan, the west Yorkshire side will supposedly make a club record fee signing for midfielder Aaron Frank Mooy.
Mooy, who is an established Australian international, signed for Manchester City last year and was given a three-year contract. However, he wishes to take his career to the next level and get regular first team playing time (he wasn’t featured in one of Pep Guardiola’s starting 11 all season).
Whilst Guardiola’s team is getting stronger every season, the 26-year-old won’t be played by the Argentinian manager, who now has an abundance of talent in Kevin De Bruyne, Gundogan and Ya Ya Toure.
Huddersfield have agreed a £8 million fee plus an additional £2million in add-ons for the Aussie and are confident of completing the deal, ahead of competition from Premier League rivals Brighton. Last season, Mooy was a key player as David Wagner led the club to the top division after a 45-year absence.
The signing will smash the club’s transfer record of £1.8million for the defender Christopher Schindler, as the chairman Dean Hoyle moves to strengthen Wagner’s squad for the next season.
“I will remember last season forever,” quoted Mooy. “It was a massive achievement for one of the smaller clubs in the division. Also, nobody really expected it. I am really proud.”
Luke, Year 6
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy