Rafa Benitez tried to sign Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy when he was still at Manchester City back in 2016 – so we think Rafa does rate the Australia International playmaker.
And with Jonjo Shelvey, Isaac Hayden and Mo Diame likely to leave the club the manager will need to bring in some reinforcements in central midfield.
The World Game in Australia is reporting that Newcastle are interested in buying the 39 times capped Australian International.
Huddersfield was relegated last season, but that didn’t stop Mooy from having a decent season and proving he can play in the Premier League.
Aaron Mooy scoring the only goal in win over Newcastle at John Smith’s Stadium
20th August 2017
He played 30 times for the Terriers last season with 3 goals and one assist.
He is is a creative player, and we need more of that creativity at Newcastle.
The fee on Mooy is around £15M, and Rafa may be tempted to pick up the 28-year-old for that amount.
The only question we have is if this player is good enough for what’s expected to be an improved Newcastle team in the Premier League.
It’s inevitable that Mooy will leave Huddersfield who cannot afford him in the Championship.
Wolves are another PL club interested in buying the player.
If Newcastle are taken over by Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed al-Nahyan, it’s likely that Rafa will go after better and more expensive players.
It’s been reported in the Chronicle that Rafa has two lists of transfer targets.
One if Ashley stays on as owner and another if the club is sold to a much more ambitious owner willing to spend some money to support the manager.
We hope we go after the players on the second list.
What do you think?