Manchester City consider using £20m buy-back clause for World Cup star – report – City Watch

City Watch

Manchester City are considering activating their £20million buy-back clause on Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy a year after selling him in a deal worth up to £10million, ESPN FC reports.

Mooy, 27, has impressed for Australia at the World Cup and that appears to have alerted his former employees, who imported him from sister club Melbourne City for free in 2016 before loaning him to Huddersfield and then selling him to the same club.

The Socceroo, who was one of the top tacklers in the Premier League last season, could add more depth to Pep Guardiola’s squad should the Blues choose to utilise their clause.

A more cynical view is that City might believe they could profit on Mooy by re-signing him then selling him on to another club, if anyone was willing to pay more than £20million.

Everton, West Ham United and Southampton are among the other Premier League clubs showing an interest in the former Bolton player. Huddersfield would not welcome any offers for their star midfielder, but with City having a buy-back clause, The Terriers would be powerless if that was activated.