Sports News

Australia midfielder Mooy to join Shanghai SIPG from Brighton

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - June 23, 2020 Brighton & Hove Albion's Aaron Mooy in action, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS / Andrew Boyers / Pool

(Reuters) - Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy is joining Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG from Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said on Friday.

The 29-year-old made 32 appearances for the southcoast team last season after signing a 3-1/2-year deal in January, having initially joined on loan from Huddersfield Town.

"It’s a good move for all parties. We have a number of really good players in that position and therefore Aaron goes with our blessing," coach Graham Potter told the club website here.

The move is subject to international clearance.

Writing by Ken Ferris; Editing by Grant McCool