A move to Wolverhampton Wanderers could be edging closer for Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy after the Championship club reduced their asking price – but would he be a good signing for Wolves?
The Birmingham Mail write that the Terriers now only want £15m for the Australian having previously demanded £40m.
Mooy scored three goals from midfield as the West Yorkshire club were relegated from the top flight last season, standing out as one of the club’s best players.
His ability to perform both attacking and defensive duties in the centre of midfield made him a valuable asset, and he was often seeing bustling from box to box.
The 28-year-old is also known for being physically strong on the ball, more than willing to put a tackle in and possessing excellent vision and passing ability, making him a well-rounded performer.
Nuno Espirito Santo often deployed a trio of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker in the heart of the Wolves midfield last term, and it has to be said that Mooy probably isn’t up to the standards of Neves and Moutinho.
However, he should be able to provide significant competition for Dendoncker, who was also utilised at centre-back occasionally.
Mooy’s international experience would also be beneficial to Wolves and the ex-Manchester City man would be likely to relish playing at a club looking upwards rather than fighting at the bottom of the table.
Wolves are likely to face significant competition for his signature with Newcastle, West Ham, Southampton, Leicester and Watford all rumoured to be interested.
For £15m, Mooy would be a valuable addition to the Wolves squad having proved his ability to compete in the top flight over the last two seasons, especially given the fact he wouldn’t be on massive wages.