West Ham should make a cheeky move for Huddersfield’s star man Aaron Mooy

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West Ham should make an audacious move for Huddersfield’s star man Aaron Mooy to bring a goalscoring threat to their midfield.

What’s the word, then? 

Well, the Australian is arguably one of the best players in the bottom half of the Premier League, consistently putting in classy displays for the Terriers as they come up against it almost every week.

Despite seeing very little of the ball in David Wagner’s side, as they are often forced back into their own box under the cosh, the former Manchester City man is extremely efficient with it when he does get possession.

The 28-year-old recorded three goals and four assists in the league last season as Huddersfield magically survived the drop, with those stats even more impressive given the fact that he plays in a holding midfield role ahead of the back four.

Why would he be good for the Hammers? 

Manuel Pellegrini currently has Declan Rice and Pedro Obiang as his starting partnership in the midfield at the London Stadium, two players who are very pragmatic on and off the ball, but aren’t too composed when they get near the goal.

It is evident that the Irons wanted a ball-playing midfielder who could get into goalscoring positions when they signed Jack Wilshere in the summer, only for the England international to unsurprisingly get injured.

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In Mooy, there is a traditional box-to-box midfield man who will do the jobs that Rice and Obiang currently do, but will also add a goal threat and a cutting edge when making late runs into the opposition box.

Furthermore, as he is the standout man in a team who is constantly slugging it out at the bottom of the league, there may come a time when the Aussie wants out of the John Smiths Stadium in search of a team who has aspirations higher than just surviving.