Initial deal believed to be worth a "guaranteed" £8m
Aaron Mooy has joined Huddersfield Town on a permanent basis in a £10m deal, the Yorkshire club have confirmed.
The mdifielder enjoyed a successful loan spell at the Kirklees Stadium last season, helping the Terriers gain promotion to the top flight for the first time in over 40 years.
Mooy had joined City from fellow CFG side Melbourne City in 2016, but failed to make a first team appearance in Manchester, and it came as no surprise when Town boss David Wagner made him the club's record signing. The initial deal is believed to be worth a "guaranteed" £8m, with a further £2m due in add-ons.
"Playing for Huddersfield has been a fantastic experience this year and thanks to the fans, David, the owner Dean and all the team, I've grown to feel part of the Terriers family," Mooy said.
"Now we're in the Premier League, not only do I get to play at the highest level of football, but I continue to be part of a team that achieved something special and we will continue on that journey together to try and achieve much more.
"I'd like to thank my former club, Manchester City, for the support throughout my time in the Championship and during my transition to Huddersfield."
Huddersfield are currently the favourites to be relegated next season - see current genting promotions - but head coach Wagner expressed his delight at securing Mooy's services on a permanent basis:
“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. 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.
“He is still a great age and has space to improve, which is exciting for us too!
“His return, along with the early signing of Laurent Depoitre, demonstrates the commitment our Chairman, and the Club, have at becoming a success in this division.”