Melbourne City’s Aaron Mooy joins Manchester City

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is leaving but the talented Socceroos midfielder is staying in the City Group family, as he has been transferred to parent club on a three-year deal.

And while Mooy is leaving for England, Luke Brattan is coming back the other way, with the former Brisbane Roar midfielder joining Melbourne City on loan from Manchester City for the upcoming season.

Mooy’s move isn’t likely to materialise in to English Premier League minutes just yet — not this season at least — with a loan move elsewhere in Europe likely for the 25-year-old.

But after two stunning seasons for City in which he won two club best and fairest awards and solidified a spot in the national team’s starting line-up, the move abroad is a significant step forward in his career development.

Brian Marwood, Managing Director of City Football Services, said of Mooy: “Aaron is an extremely talented player who possesses the attributes we hope to foster and encourage within the City Football Group.

“With the unique model CFG provides, Aaron’s move to Manchester allows us to further expose him to a high standard of opportunities to ensure his professional growth.”

Via: Herald Sun