Australian publication The World Game claims that Aston Villa, Wolves and Derby County, who all missed out on the top six despite spending heavily throughout the season, are interested in one of the league’s most impressive bargains of recent seasons.
The report adds that the former Huddersfield loanee has given parent club Manchester City something of a dilemma. The Etihad giants could earn £10 million if they sold Mooy this summer but Pep Guardiola was understood to be impressed by his influential display in The Terriers’ 0-0 play-off semi-final draw with Sheffield Wednesday recently.
However, if there’s one club that cannot be discounted from the chase, it’s Norwich City. The Canaries’ issues may lie in the defence rather than an attack which matched title winners Newcastle United for goals last season.
Nonetheless, with the club’s new director of football, Stuart Webber, having pulled off a masterstroke bringing Mooy to Huddersfield last summer, you wonder whether he will attempt to repeat the trick at Carrow Road.
After all, while The Terriers were forced to scrimp and save with short-term loans, Norwich have the financial clout to bring Mooy to Anglia on a permanent basis. And, having produced seven assists last season, the diminutive playmaker would surely represent an upgrade for an albeit impressive squad.
Furthermore, according to The Sun, Huddersfield’s charismatic coach David Wagner may be on his way out if they fail to reach the Premier League this season – and a reunion with partner in crime Webber at Norwich has been touted.
Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner
Therefore, why not continue the raid by snapping up Mooy?