Huddersfield Town fans have enjoyed an encouraging week, which is topped off with confirmation Aaron Mooy has rejoined for a club record fee.
The Premier League new-boys were buoyed on Thursday when it was announced manager David Wagner had signed a new contract, which is designed to keep him at the club until 2019. This will come as a relief as the German had reportedly been courted by clubs in England and in his homeland, after guiding the Terriers to the top-flight at the first time of asking.
And now there is even more for their fans to cheer about after it was confirmed that Mooy has returned to the club on a permanent contract. The Australian international scored four times and grabbed seven assists whilst on loan from Manchester City last term, and he has now returned on a three-year deal for a club record fee of £8million which could rise to £10million.
“Everybody who has watched our team in our promotion season knows how huge it is to have Aaron back at the club as we enter the Premier League for the first time,” said Wagner. “I’m sure our fans will be very happy to see him back. As I said many times last season, Aaron was right at the heart of our team. When he played well, we usually played well – and won.
“His performances for us understandably brought a lot of interest in him this summer, so it is a big statement that Aaron wants to return to us. I think he understands that playing so regularly for us at a good level improved his game too and now he has the chance to be a regular in the Premier League; something that is very exciting for every player.”
This is the second time Huddersfield have broke their transfer record as they prepare for the Premier League, having earlier this month paid £3.5million for Porto striker Laurent Depoitre.