According to The Times, West Ham United are interested in signing Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy in this summer’s transfer window.
The transfer report in The Times was published last month, with the Hammers said to be keen on bringing Mooy to the London Stadium ahead of the 2018-19 season.
Mooy spent the 2016-17 campaign on loan at Huddersfield in the Championship – scoring four times in 45 league appearances for the Terriers.
The move was made permanent last summer, and the midfielder managed four goals and three assists in 36 Premier League appearances last term.
Mooy is believed to be on £32,000 a week at Huddersfield, and there is no doubting that West Ham would be able to comfortably double those wages if he made the move.
There is no question that West Ham are in need of some fresh midfield options this summer, and Mooy certainly fits the bill when it comes to what the capital outfit want.
At 27, Mooy is entering his prime as a footballer, and his performance for Australia against France at the weekend would have surely grabbed West Ham’s attention.
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Australia suffered a 2-1 defeat in their 2018 World Cup opener, but Mooy looked at home against the likes of N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba in the French midfield.
The Socceroos will also face Denmark and Peru in the group stages of this summer’s competition, and the Hammers will surely be looking on closely.
It is unlikely that Manuel Pellegrini’s side would have to break the bank for the midfielder, meanwhile, and they should be looking to secure his signature after the World Cup.