Australian pundit Simon Hill has tipped Championship-bound midfielder Aaron Mooy to join Newcastle this summer.
The Huddersfield star is actually a someone we were linked with last summer, with the Chronicle also stating recently that he’s a player Rafa is fond of – and it’s easy to see why given he’s been their standout performer for a few seasons.
Here’s what Fox Sports’ Simon Hill has had to say about Mooy’s situation this summer, assessing his next move ahead of Huddersfield imminent relegation:
“Probably not Celtic because they’ve got Tommy Rogic but you never know. I just wonder whether (a move to Rangers) might be a possibility.
“Or maybe somewhere like a Newcastle.
“Let’s be honest, he’s not going to go to Man United or Man City or Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea etc but I think that next tier down of club is a possibility.”
We may be overloaded with first-team options in midfield as things stand, but with Hayden still wanting out, Diame out of contract as things stand and rumours resurfacing over a potential move to West Ham for Jonjo Shelvey, Rafa will need another midfielder or two this summer – and I can see Mooy being a target.
He’s good on the ball, tenacious off it and possesses a nice blend of work-rate and quality that I can working well in a Rafa Benitez team.
Could he be a replacement for Jonjo Shelvey if we do cash in on him this summer? It would not surprise me in the slightest..