Australian outlet The World Game have claimed that Newcastle United and West Ham United are rivalling a whole host of Premier League sides for Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy.
Mooy, 28, first joined Huddersfield on loan from Manchester City in the summer of 2016 on a season-long loan. He was crucial in helping the Terriers gain promotion, and that saw them sign him permanently a year later.
He has since clocked up 119 appearances for the Yorkshire side, as well as appearing 39 times for Australia. Following Huddersfield’s relegation and his current contract situation, he could now leave.
Mooy’s current deal expires in the summer of 2020, meaning this summer may be the last chance Huddersfield have to bring in some cash for the ex-Bolton youth player.
It is believed West Ham and Newcastle are keen, as are Wolverhampton Wanderers, Watford, Southampton and Leicester City are all interested. It is believed a fee of £14.8million is enough to land the midfielder.
Mooy has shown over the space of Huddersfield’s two-year reign in the Premier League that he is easily the club’s best player. Indeed, at less than £15million, he is a bargain.
He would be a solid signing for any six of the clubs listed above. However, though he shined in Huddersfield’s starting eleven, he is likely to be less of a cert in the interested parties.
At a crucial stage in his career, Mooy must weigh up whether he wants to play regular football in the Championship, or be part of a rotation system in the Premier League.