Football: Huddersfield agree record deal for Australian international Aaron Mooy

Australia's Aaron Mooy and Saudi Arabia's Abdulla Aldossary in action during the World Cup 2018 Qualifiers match between Australia and Saudi Arabia on June 8, 2017.
Australia's Aaron Mooy and Saudi Arabia's Abdulla Aldossary in action during the World Cup 2018 Qualifiers match between Australia and Saudi Arabia on June 8, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town have agreed a club-record £10 million (S$17.6 million) fee with Manchester City for Australian international midfielder Aaron Mooy, British media reported on Friday.

The 26-year-old spent last season on loan at Huddersfield and played in their play-off final win over Reading, which secured them a place in the Premier League.

Mooy signed a three-year contract with City last year after playing with the Manchester club's wholly owned A-League side Melbourne City.

If confirmed, the transfer fee would more than make up for the reported US$10.25 million Manchester City paid to buy Melbourne City outright.

Mooy never made a senior appearance for Pep Guardiola's side, but his transfer to Huddersfield includes buy-back and sell-on clauses.

The Sydney-born midfielder has been capped 24 times and scored five goals for Australia.