Aaron Mooy’s move to Manchester City was seen as a bit of ‘squad filler’ by fans before he was shipped out on-loan to Championship side Huddersfield Town. Fast-forward to June and the 26-year old midfielder is fresh off the back of promotion to the Premier League with the Terriers and very much ‘in-demand’. What Are The Odds looks at what may be next for the Australian international.
The Manchester Evening News profiled Mooy recent after his successful season with Huddersfield, stating that he will almost certainly be playing Premier League football next season and it’s a return to the Terriers that’s expected, this time on a permanent deal. The odds are a strong indicator, with a price of 1/3 (1.33) on-offer for David Wagner’s side to bring back their key midfielder for their top flight campaign.
While on-loan at Huddersfield Mooy scored seven times and assisted a further seven goals for the club, and crucially scored one of the penalties in the shootout victory against Reading at Wembley Stadium. If Mooy wants a key role in the Premier League his best bet may just be to return to the club that has put his name on firmly on the football map.
Two other promoted clubs this season in Brighton and Newcastle are both monitoring Mooy and Sky Bet back the Seagulls at 7/1 (8.00) and the Magpies at 10/1 (11.0). Brighton’s brand of football under Chris Hughton has reaped much praise and the south coast club just barely missed out on the title, finishing second in the Championship but in doing so shocked many pundits who had back bigger spending clubs like Aston Villa to gain promotion.
Newcastle under the highly successful manager Rafa Benitez have promised to spend on achieving Premier League safety as quickly as possible and Mooy would do well to join a club that is upwardly mobile and ready to spend big. However, it would be hard to imagine Mooy going anywhere else than Huddersfield, especially if the Yorkshire club have a bid accepted by Manchester City.
More established Premier League outfits such as Swansea at 12/1 (13.0) and Crystal Palace at 16/1 (17.0) would be interesting options, with the Swans focusing on ‘playing football on the ground’, it could be that boss Paul Clement could see Mooy as a replacement for an ageing Leon Brittan, but it may be that current top flights clubs could view a move for Mooy as a gamble considering he has never played at that level.
Outside bets could be on a move to clubs that missed out in the Championship playoffs - Sheffield Wednesday at 16/1 (17.0) and Reading at 20/1 (21.0).
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