Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy could be set to return to the Premier League with Brighton as they prepare a last-minute swoop for the Aussie, according to the Huddersfield Examiner.
Mooy is supposedly a top target for Graham Potter as Brighton attempt to add further quality to their squad ahead of the deadline slamming shut today. The 28-year-old was subject of some interest from Newcastle, Watford, and West Ham earlier this window but with nothing materializing and with Mooy featuring in Huddersfield’s opening Championship game against Derby, it looked like he was set to stay.
Mooy initially joined The Terriers on a season-long loan at the start of the 2016-17 season where he played a pivotal role as they gained a shock promotion to the Premier League after beating Reading in the play-off final. The Aussie international then made his move permanent and his been one of the first names on the matchday team sheet ever since and has racked up over 100 appearances in West Yorkshire scoring 11 times.
However, Brighton could be forced to pay a substantial fee for the signature of Mooy with the transfer deadline for Premier League and Championship clubs imminent.
This could work in the favour of Huddersfield who could actively seek out a much higher fee due to the short time they would have left to find an adequate replacement. And in the end, even if Brighton are unable to meet the valuation of the player they will be keeping hold of one of their most prized assets.