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27th Jun, 2018 | 9:55am

Everton and West Ham mulling Mooy bids - report

Everton and West Ham United are mulling over bids for Huddersfield star man Aaron Mooy, according to a report.

ESPN claim that the Manchester City are also considering a return for the Australia international midfielder, with Pep Guardiola’s side having a £20million buy-back option.

The broadcaster report that both the Toffees and the Hammers are keen to bolster their midfield before the start of the new season, with the two clubs weighing up bids alongside Southampton.

It is said that Huddersfield do not want to lose Mooy this summer after his impressive performances for them last season, but they would be powerless to stop him returning to City should they activate that £20million clause.

Football Insider verdict:

Mooy would be a fantastic signing for both Everton and West Ham. The Australia international shone for the Terriers in their first season in the Premier League, scoring four goals and registering four assists in 38 appearances in all competitions. The 27-year-old was quite clearly the club’s standout performer across the season, and continued his fine form from their promotion-winning Championship campaign. Mooy has now shown that he can handle the step up in competition, and would not look out of place playing for a bigger team like the Toffees or the Hammers. Both clubs are in dire need of midfield reinforcements this summer, and Mooy is a brilliant candidate for either side. His ability to contribute on both defence and attack is key, with Mooy providing cover for the back four while also bringing a goal threat from deep positions. The issue here will no doubt be Huddersfield’s desire to keep him, which will drive up the asking price massively.

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