Newly promoted Huddersfield Town are set to break their record transfer fee in order to make Manchester City loanee Aaron Mooy’s loan deal permanent.
The two clubs have agreed a £10 million fee report the BBC. The transfer will be made up of an initial £8 million payment, plus a further £2 million in add-ons.
The Australian midfielder spent last season on loan at the Championship club during their successful season, leading them to fifth place and helping to achieve promotion via the playoffs. Mooy was awarded Huddersfield’s player of the season award after consistent stand-out performances saw him score four goals and assist a further seven in all competitions.
The 26-year-old also scored penalties in the shoot-outs that followed both the semi-final against Sheffield Wednesday and the final at Wembley, to secure victory against Reading.
Mooy joined City from Australian partner club Melbourne City last year on a three-year contract but was loaned out immediately, failing to make a single senior appearance for Pep Guardiola’s side.
He was ineligible to compete in either Huddersfield’s FA Cup clashes against City because of his loan deal but will be able to play in both Premier League fixtures involving the teams this season on the 25th November and 5th May.
There are thought to be both buy-back and sell-on clauses in the deal, although details are unknown.