He’s just too good for the Championship, isn’t he? If and more so when Huddersfield Town get relegated, Aaron Mooy shouldn’t follow the Terriers into the Championship.
Upon his arrival to England in 2016, Mooy had moved from Melbourne City to their sister-club Manchester City and six days later, he had been sent on a season-long loan at Town.
It was during that season that he and his fellow teammates lit up the Championship as Mooy played in all but one of the League games that season. The side was promoted to the Premier League for the first time with the 28-year-old being key to making the Terriers tick.
The Australian international moved to Town on a permanent deal ahead of the campaign and continued to be a mainstay in their midfield. A combination of his remarkable work-rate and creative spark from deep played a pivotal role in helping the side remain in the League at the first time of asking.
This season, there has not been the same solidity or attacking output that there was last season and as a result, they have heavily struggled. Town are 16 points adrift of Burnley, who are in 17th place and with just eight games left it is all but impossible for them to stay up.
In the case that they do go down, Town should look to move on Mooy for a respectable price as he is proven Premier League quality and despite not having the best of individual seasons, he could shine in a side playing more expansive, possession-based football.
It would not only be to Mooy’s benefit either, as Town could use the sum to help add to the depth of the squad and invest in players with the ability and know-how to go back up to the Premier League at the first time of asking under Jan Siewert.
He would, obviously, be a big loss but it is a loss that could benefit both parties in the long-run.