By Harvey Byrne
Michael Bridges has revealed that he told former clubs Leeds and Newcastle to sign Australia and Huddersfield hotshot Aaron Mooy three years ago.
The 26-year-old central midfielder has lit up the Championship for the Terriers this season while on loan from Premier League giants Manchester City.
It is now being reported by Australian television network SBS claim on their website that the Magpies have tabled a formal bid for the midfield linchpin.
However, former attacker Bridges, who is now working as a pundit in Australia after ending his career over there has responded to the report on his personal Twitter account telling that he told Leeds and Newcastle to make a move for Mooy before he became known in England.
— SBS – The World Game (@TheWorldGame) May 16, 2017
— Michael Bridges (@MickyBridges8) May 16, 2017
Mooy has shone for Huddersfield this season and has been a mainstay in David Wagner’s midfield, helping the club achieve a fifth place finish in the Championship table.
He will now be looking to help the Terriers win promotion back to the English top-flight for the first time since 1972.
Meanwhile, Leeds three years a go had David Hockaday in charge with academy graduates Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook making up their midfield.
In other Leeds transfer news, the Whites have been made joint second favourites alongside Celtic to sign this England international.