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Potter delighted after Aaron Mooy pens permanent contract at Brighton

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Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter has expressed his delight after Aaron Mooy signed a permanent deal with the club. The Australia international initially joined the Seagulls on a temporary basis from Huddersfield Town last summer and his performances over the past six months have been rewarded with a permanent move to the AMEX Stadium.

The South Coast paid a fee of around £5m to land Mooy’s signature and he has now penned a three-and-a-half year deal with the club. Speaking to the club’s official website, Potter was pleased with the agreement reached with the Terriers for Mooy, who has become an influential player for the club as the season has progressed.

He told: “We are delighted to have agreed a permanent deal with Aaron and Huddersfield. He’s been an important player for us and will have a key part to play going forward. We knew what Aaron would bring, and he’s proved to be an excellent addition to our squad and a great professional both on and off the pitch.”

Mooy has bagged just two goals and one assist during the current campaign but two of those contributions have come in match-winning situations. Brighton have struggled to win any of their league games since the turn of the year but they have stayed away from the drop zone due to five draws from the past seven league matches.

Still, they are only four points ahead of the relegation zone and need to pick up a couple of victories in order to stay clear of the drop. That was hardly the case during the previous campaign as they just about managed to escape relegation and the fans will be hoping for a change in fortunes in the coming weeks.
Brighton don’t have an easy conclusion to the season with the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Arsenal, Manchester United, Leicester City, Liverpool and Manchester City to tackle in the remaining 11 matches.