Australia international midfielder Aaron Mooy has officially joined Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG from Premier League outfit Brighton and Hove Albion on a permanent transfer
Aaron Mooy, who has earned 43 caps for Australia and featured in 31 Premier League games for Brighton last season, has decided to swap England for China with his move to join Shanghai SIPG.
The midfielder joined Brighton on a permanent transfer last season, after spending the first half of the campaign on loan with the Seagulls from Huddersfield.
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Mooy will join a Shanghai side already featuring Marko Arnautovic, Oscar, Hulk, and Ricardo Lopes as their foreign imports. He will replace Uzbekistan midfielder Odil Ahmedov in the side’s AFC quota slot.
The Red Eagles will reportedly pay €4.50m for the Australian international, giving Brighton a profit on the €3.0m they spent to bring him to the club from Huddersfield permanently back in January.
SIPG has already won five of their opening seven games, leading the way in the CSL’s ‘Group B’ with 16 points. They will be among the favorites to win the league this season, and the addition of Mooy should significantly boost their chances.