Steve Agnew, caretaker boss of Premier League side Middlesbrough, watched midfielders Aaron Mooy and Aiden McGeady as Huddersfield took on Preston last weekend, according to The Sun.
Mooy, 26, is currently on loan at Huddersfield Town from Manchester City, with McGeady, 31, on loan at Preston from Everton. It is understood that Agnew is interested in signing both players this summer, even if Middlesbrough get relegated from the Premier League this season.
Mooy used to play for Bolton Wanderers, but left the club in 2010 looking for first-team football. After two seasons with St Mirren in Scotland, the Australian midfielder signed for A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers. Following his release from the club in 2014, he signed for Melbourne City.
The move to Melbourne worked out very well for Mooy, who scored an impressive 24 goals in 58 appearances in two seasons at the club. The midfielder also became the youngest ever marquee player in A-League history. This led to a transfer to Manchester City last summer, followed immediately by a loan move to Huddersfield Town. Mooy has scored four goals in 44 appearances in a very impressive season for Huddersfield Town.
McGeady, currently on loan at Preston, has also had a good season in the Championship. He has scored eight goals in 32 appearances for the club this season, leading to talk of Preston possibly making the move permanent this summer. It is believed that McGeady would cost somewhere around £2.5 million, but his wages could be too much for Preston to take on.
Mooy could also be sold by Manchester City this summer, if the club want to make a quick profit on the player. City have a lot of depth in their current squad and Mooy would find it difficult to break into the first-team.
Middlesbrough are fighting for Premier League survival and currently sit 19th, six points from safety with six games left to play. The club travel to Bournemouth this weekend.