FOOTBALL: Aaron Mooy has been rewarded for his stellar A-League season with a dream move to English Premier League giant Manchester City.
Mooy, a two-time player of the year with Melbourne City, has signed a three-year deal with the City Football Group sister club.
City Football Services managing director Brian Marwood said: “Aaron is an extremely talented player who possesses the attributes we hope to foster and encourage within the City Football Group.
“With the unique model CFG provides, Aaron’s move to Manchester allows us to further expose him to a high standard of opportunities to ensure his professional growth.”
Former Brisbane Roar midfielder Luke Brattan, who signed for the Manchester club last season, will be headed back to Melbourne for a season on loan.
Anthony Caceres has also extended his loan deal with Melbourne City from Manchester City for another year.
Mooy, 25, began his career with the Bolton Wanderers (2009-10) and also spent time with St Mirren (2010-12) in the Scottish league, before returning to play with the Western Sydney Wanderers (2012-14) and Melbourne City in the A-League.
Melbourne City manager John van ’t Schip said: “Aaron was a fantastic contributor to Melbourne City and we must first and foremost thank him for his involvement and impact during his time at the club.
“He is deserving of his new opportunity and we wish him all the best for the future.”
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