Signing news: Aaron Mooy pens permanent deal with Brighton

Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy has officially joined Brighton & Hove Albion on a permanent deal. 

Mooy signed for Brighton at the start of the 2019/20 Premier League season on a loan deal from Huddersfield Town, after they were relegated the previous season. 

The 29-year-old has put in some impressive performances for the Seagulls this season, including a famous man-of-the-match performance against Arsenal in December. 

Brighton head coach Graham Potter said, “We are delighted to have agreed a permanent deal with Aaron and Huddersfield. He’s been an important player for us and will have a key part to play going forward. 

“We knew what Aaron would bring, and he’s proved to be an excellent addition to our squad and a great professional both on and off the pitch.” 

Mooy added: “I’m delighted, I’ve been really enjoying my time with the club so far and my family are settled too, which is very important for me.

“Hopefully it can continue, and I can keep helping the team. You never know what to expect in football, but I spoke to Maty Ryan a few times before I joined, and he told me good things.

“We have always been good friends and he was right with what he told me. I’m enjoying the training ground, the stadium, the fans, the city and everything else. 

“It’s been great and hopefully I can keep enjoying it. At the moment the fans seem to like me too, so that’s nice.”