Mooy inks huge deal with Hud­der­s­field

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - DAVID DAVUTOVIC

THE Aaron Mooy- Hud­der­s­field Town fairy­tale will con­tinue af­ter the pro­moted club smashed its trans­fer record to se­cure the mid­fielder in a po­ten­tial $ 20.29 mil­lion deal.

It’s un­der­stood that Manch­ester City has the op­tion to buy Mooy back for an undis­closed, al­beit higher, fee in a trans­ac­tion that re­coups City Foot­ball Group’s $ 11.25 mil­lion pur­chase of Mel­bourne Heart in 2014.

It’s be­lieved that Mooy, 26, could have earnt as much as $ 1.3 mil­lion more a sea­son with other Premier League clubs, but was ea­ger to con­tinue work­ing with Hud­der­s­field’s Ger­man boss David Wag­ner in a FIFA World Cup year.

Mooy’s trans­fer, worth $ 17 mil­lion ini­tially, is set to rise to $ 20.29 mil­lion with per­for­mance- re­lated add- ons.

Hud­der­s­field came in late for Mooy, along with a Ger­man Bun­desliga club, but beat at least six other suit­ors in­clud­ing Southamp­ton and fel­low pro­moted teams New­cas­tle United and Brighton.

Mooy, who will make his Premier League de­but away to Crys­tal Palace on Au­gust 13, said he was de­lighted to stay with his “fam­ily” af­ter a stun­ning de­but cam­paign.

“Play­ing for Hud­der­s­field has been a fan­tas­tic ex­pe­ri­ence,” Mooy said.

SIGNED: Aus­tralia's mid­fielder Aaron Mooy vies for the ball with Ger­many's mid­fielder Lars Stindl at the 2017 Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup.

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