Newly-promoted Huddersfield Town are closing in on a deal to bring Aaron Mooy in on a permanent basis following last season’s outstanding loan spell, according to Sky Sports.
The Aussie midfielder signed for Man City last summer from A-League side Melbourne City, who are park of the City Sports Group but was immediately loaned out to Championship side Huddersfield Town, where he made a name for himself as one of the division’s best defensive midfielders.
Sitting in a deeper role than at Melbourne, where he scored a staggering 18 goals in 53 appearances, Mooy netted on just 4 occasions for the Terriers, but was integral to David Wagner’s high-pressing game, dictating the tempo from deep, playing 51 games in all competitions.
Mooy earned admirers from across the country with his composed performances for Wagner’s side and scored in both penalty shootouts as Huddersfield overcame Sheffield Wednesday in the Play-Off semi-finals before knocking out Jaap Stam’s Reading on penalties in the final.
Upon promotion, one of Wagner’s main priorities was to snap up the Australian midfielder on a permanent deal from parent club Manchester City.
With one of the smallest wage budgets in the modern Premier League era, Huddersfield will have to spend big if they are to stay up, and after a £7 million bid for Derby’s Tom Ince was turned down, they are set to break their transfer record to snap up Mooy on a permanent basis.
The £10 million deal is reportedly close to completion, but you feel this wont be the last time the Terriers break their transfer record this summer.