Melbourne City have today confirmed that Australian international midfielder Aaron Mooy has signed for Manchester City on a three-year deal.
The 25-year-old attacking midfielder has been one of the best players in the A-League for the last couple of seasons and is keen to try his luck in Europe.
However, there are question marks over how much football Mooy will actually play with the Premier League giants and he is expected to be loaned out immediately.
Much of the scepticism is based on Manchester City’s two previous acquisitions from the A-League, Luke Brattan and Anthony Caceres, who are both back in Australia having failed to play a minute in Manchester.
Brattan and Caceres have joined Melbourne City on loan for the upcoming season, a move that has irked other clubs who feel that Manchester City are simply signing the best A-League talent to loan to Melbourne.
Mooy, who was part of the Team of the Season for 2015/16, scored 11 league goals for Melbourne City and his 20 assists set a new A-League record.
Melbourne City are part of the City Football Group that also includes Major League Soccer side New York City FC and Yokohama F. Marinos of Japan.
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