(Reuters) - Huddersfield Town have signed midfielder Aaron Mooy for a club record 10 million pounds ($12.99 million) fee from Manchester City, the Premier League newcomers confirmed on Friday.
The 26-year-old Australia international was on a season-long loan spell at Huddersfield last season and played in their playoff final win over Reading, which secured them a place in the English top flight after a 45-year absence.
“Everybody who has watched our team in our promotion season knows how huge it is to have Aaron back at the Club as we enter the Premier League for the first time,” Huddersfield manager David Wagner said in a statement.
“As I said many times last season, Aaron was right at the heart of our team. When he played well, we usually played well -- and won!”
Mooy, who never made a senior appearance for Manchester City, has been capped 28 times by Australia.
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Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Amlan Chakraborty