Former Huddersfield Town favourite Aaron Mooy makes Shanghai move

AARON MOOY has brought his time in England to an end after joining Shanghai SIPG from Brighton and Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee.

Ex-Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy is on the move to China. Picture: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images.

The Australian joined the Seagulls on loan from Huddersfield Town last summer before signing a permanent deal on the south coast in January.

Mooy first joined the Terriers on loan from Manchester City and enjoyed a stellar season as Huddersfield were promoted to the Premier League via the play-offs.

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He joined Town on a permanent contract prior to their first-ever Premeir League campaign and remained at the John Smith's Stadium until the club's relegation in 2019.

Mooy made 32 appearances for Brighton last term, scoring twice and helping the Seagulls secure their highest-ever Premier League points tally.

“Aaron has been an excellent professional during his time with us. From day one with us he fitted in really well," said Brighton head coach Graham Potter.

"It’s a good move for all parties. We have a number of really good players in that position and therefore Aaron goes with our blessing.

“I have really enjoyed working with him, and on behalf of everyone at the club I would like to thank him for his contribution and wish him well for the future.”

Mooy made 120 appearances for Huddersfield during his time in West Yorkshire, scoring 11 goals and claiming 15 assists.

It is not yet known if the Terriers will benefit from the transfer in the form of a sell-on clause.

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