Brighton are reportedly on the verge of signing Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy on a permanent deal and many Terriers fans appear frustrated by the suggested £5 million fee.
Mooy has spent the first half of the season on loan with the Seagulls and has been an important player for Graham Potter’s side.
The 29-year-old has made 18 appearances for the Premier League side, grabbing two goals and one assist.
According to The Telegraph, Brighton are now keen on turning Mooy’s loan into a permanent deal and are close to making him their first signing of the January window for a £5 million fee.
The report claims that the Seagulls are determined to sign the Australia international now to ensure they don’t face tough competition at the end of season.
Prior to joining the South Coast side, Mooy had been a vital player for Huddersfield, making 120 appearances across three seasons.
With the Terriers languishing in the bottom half of the Championship, it always seemed likely that the midfielder would leave the club.
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However, the £5 million fee does not seem to have been well received by fans of the Yorkshire club, with many taking to Twitter to express their frustration.
Read the reaction of Terriers supporters here:
Seriously hope the £5m quoted for Mooy is a joke . May as well sit it out until summer …..Brighton dropping like a stone 🔵⚪️
— Warren Green (@WazzaHTFC) January 22, 2020
£5m is insulting. Need to more than double that (plus additional bonuses like so much if the Aussies get to the next world cup, if he scores x PL goals etc)
— Craig Stevanato (@stevvy1986) January 22, 2020
I’m pretty sure we’ll laugh that off. 10 will do IMHO
— Philip of the Green (@philhirstgreen) January 22, 2020
Makes no sense for us to sell for 5m! Even the article says ‘Brighton are trying to avoid a bidding war in the summer’, so if we sell for 5m it’s stupid!
— Tom (@Reaneeyy) January 22, 2020
May as well recall him and have him playing for us than get £5 mill for him. Didn’t he cost us £10 mill. Surly his value hasn’t halved by playing in the premier league
— Paul Boothroyd (@Boothy4Town) January 22, 2020
5 million!!!!! You must be kidding me 🤣🤣🤣 Hes worth way more than that! 20 million is my valuation and dont go any lower #htafc
— RyanHTAFC 💙 (@RyanHTAFC21) January 22, 2020
It’s a joke, right? 🤣
— Wendy Scott (@WendyScott0987) January 22, 2020
No chance, waste of time giving him a contract with a 5mill release. Wouldve got that this month anyway, also Mooy for the season worth 5mill so couldve just kept him
— Watson (@dpw247) January 22, 2020