Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy is wanted by a host of Premier League clubs. West Ham are one of six top-flight clubs vying for Mooy’s signature, according to Australian news outlet The World Game.
West Ham will face competition from Wolverhampton Wanderers, who qualified for the Europa League. Meanwhile, FA Cup finalists Watford are also keen, as well as Southampton, Leicester City and Newcastle United.
Huddersfield seem resigned to losing Mooy this summer after suffering relegation to the Championship. But the Terriers will demand 27m Australian Dollars (just under £15m) for the midfielder.
Who is Aaron Mooy?
Mooy came through the ranks at Bolton Wanderers and had a spell with St Mirren. But the Australia international made his name when he moved back to his home country.
After impressive stints with Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City, Manchester City bought the midfield playmaker. But he was immediately loaned out to Championship club Huddersfield in the 2016/17 season.
During this campaign, Mooy scored four goals and provided seven assists to secure promotion for Huddersfield. He then signed permanently for their debut season in the Premier League.
In the past two seasons, the 28-year-old has played 65 Premier League games, chalking up a tally of seven goals and four assists. This has not gone unnoticed with six clubs ready to offer him a lifeline in the top-flight.
West Ham need a new central midfielder so Mooy seems a realistic target. But £15m is a steep price for the Socceroos star. And five other clubs will hope to beat the Hammers in this race.