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Brighton sign midfielder Aaron Mooy from Huddersfield Town

Credit: Martin Rickett/EMPICS Sport

Brighton and Hove Albion have secured the permanent signing of midfielder Aaron Mooy from Huddersfield Town, for an undisclosed fee.

The Australian international has signed a three-and-a-half year contract.

Mooy was born in Sydney, and initially moved to England and Bolton Wanderers in 2006, joining their academy as a teenager.

After two years with Bolton, at 18 he left to join SPL side St Mirren, to play senior football.

After two seasons in Scotland, he did a four-year spell back in Australia.

That saw stints with Western Sydney Wanderers and Manchester City’s sister club Melbourne City.

Aaron Mooy during the Premier League match at Villa Park in Birmingham. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/PA Images

His form at Melbourne City saw him win the Australian PFA Player of the Year.

It prompted a move to England and to the Etihad to join City in 2016.

He was immediately loaned to Huddersfield, and in his first season helped the Terriers win promotion to the Premier League, alongside Albion, and was named in the PFA and EFL Championship teams of the season.

That prompted Huddersfield to make the move permanent, and Mooy was Town’s standout performer during their two-year stay in the top flight.

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."

– Graham Potter, Head Coach, Brighton & Hove Albion