Newcastle have reportedly made a sizable offer for 26 year-old Huddersfield on-loan Australian central midfielder Aaron Mooy, who was signed by Manchester City on a three year deal from Melbourne City only last summer.
The report is in the World Game and Manchester City want £10M for their midfielder who has 22 caps and 5 goals for Australia.
Crystal Palace have also submitted a bid for the player who has been in great form for Huddersfield this season.
Aaron Mooy – 26 year-old Manchester City midfielder
According to an exclusive report in The World Game, Newcastle and Crystal Palace have both submitted good offers for the player, although it’s not known if they have met the asking price of City.
Mooy has been out on loan at Huddersfield Town all season, and in 49 games he has scored 4 goals and has 10 assists for the Terriers.
Another of Newcastle’s central midfield targets is Tom Cairney of Fulham who we reported on earlier today, but Fulham want £20M for him so maybe Newcastle see a better deal by signing Mooy?
Aston Villa are also interested in signing the player, but they have run foul of the Financial Fair Play rules and their transfers will be restricted to zero net outlay this summer.
If Newcastle have bid the full £10M or their offer is accepted they will be allowed to talk terms with the player.
Aaron was born in Sydney and started his career with Bolton Wanderers back in 2006 and then joined St Mirren in Scotland in 2010 and played a total of 30 games for them with 2 goals.
He returned to Australia to play for Western Sydney Wanderers in 2012 before joining Melbourne in 2014.
He has played 191 first team goals with 35 goals so far in his career.
However, his wages at Manchester City are said to be on around £2.5M/year.
Mooy was Huddersfield’s Player of the Season and it could well depend on whether the Terriers are promoted to the Premier League this season.
They play the second leg at Sheffield Wednesday tonight with the first leg ending in a 0-0 draw.
Manchester City paid only a few thousands pounds for the player from their feeder club, do they are likely to make a massive profit on the player over a short 12 months.
What do you think?