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Hodgkinson insists Huddersfield don’t have to sell Aaron Mooy this summer

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Huddersfield Town chairman Phil Hodgkinson has stressed that the club don’t have to part ways with midfielder Aaron Mooy this summer unless a club meet their asking price. The Australia international was influential towards the Terriers remaining in the Premier League during the 2017/18 campaign but he could not repeat the feat last term due to injuries and loss of form.

Still, he is regarded as one of the most important players in the club’s ranks and new chairman Hodgkinson has indicated that no player would be sold without their asking price being met, he told The Huddersfield Examiner: “Not one player is going to leave this football club unless it's for the right price. Football is football and we are a trading club, we will always be a trading club - even if we are in the Premier League we will be a trading club, that's what we are. The reality is, if the right offer comes in for a player that meets or exceeds our valuation and it's the right move for the player, and they improve themselves, we won't stand in their way.”

The Terriers were lauded for beating the drop on their return to the Premier League during the 2017/18 season but they managed to scrape through a relegation battle on the penultimate game of the campaign. However, they could not repeat the performance last term and they ended up with the third lower points tally (16) since the beginning of the Premier League era.

Despite this, they have managed to keep hold of most of the players from the first-team squad and have also sought to strengthen the team with Isaac Mbenza and Herbert Bockhorn among the high-profile players joining the club. Huddersfield start their Championship campaign with a home game against Derby County on Monday night.

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