Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy has completed a permanent move to Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion, the club where he has spent the first half the season on loan.
Mooy signs from Huddersfield Town on a three-and-a-half year deal, with the transfer fee not disclosed.
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“I’m delighted, I’ve been really enjoying my time with the club so far and my family are settled too, which is very important for me,” Mooy told the club website.
“Hopefully it can continue, and I can keep helping the team. You never know what to expect in football, but I spoke to Maty Ryan a few times before I joined, and he told me good things.
“We have always been good friends and he was right with what he told me. I’m enjoying the training ground, the stadium, the fans, the city and everything else.
“It’s been great and hopefully I can keep enjoying it. At the moment the fans seem to like me too, so that’s nice.”
Head coach Graham Potter said, “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.”