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Aaron Mooy signs for Huddersfield Town

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Premier League newcomers Huddersfield have secured the services of midfielder Aaron Mooy from Manchester City for a fee of around £10m.

The Australia international has inked a three-year deal with the Terriers after he impressed on his season-long loan with the club last term.

The 26-year-old midfielder managed 51 appearances for David Wagner's side last season and he was a key figure in clinching their promotion to the top-flight for the first time since 1972. Mooy had initially attracted interest from fellow promoted club Brighton & Hove Albion, but the player's valuation put them off from making an offer.

It was therein a straight path for Huddersfield, who have paid an initial £8m in order to lure him back to the Kirklees Stadium. Manager David Wagner has also inked a two-year contract with the Terriers, and he had some fond words to say about Mooy following his decision to rejoin the club on a permanent basis.

"Everybody who has watched our team in our promotion season knows how huge it is to have Aaron back at the Club as we enter the Premier League for the first time. I'm sure our fans will be very happy to see him back! 'As I said many times last season, Aaron was right at the heart of our team. When he played well, we usually played well – and won! His performances for us understandably brought a lot of interest in him this summer, so it is a big statement that Aaron wants to return to us," he told the club's official website.

Mooy bagged four goals and 10 assists during his maiden campaign in English football, but they may not have been possible had Manchester City not signed him from sister club Melbourne City last summer. Mooy was recruited on a free transfer from the A-League side, and the Citizens have made a decent profit from the midfielder without him having made an appearance for the club. The Australian will now get the chance to prove his skills against his former employers with their first meeting scheduled on November 25th.