Manchester City have completed the signing of Aaron Mooy from sister club Melbourne City.
Melbourne confirmed on their official website that the Australia international, who has won 14 caps for his national side, has signed a three-year deal, though he is not expected to play much of a part at the Etihad, at least not immediately.
Melbourne are part of the City Football Group which also includes New York City, and Man City are known to use the clubs as a means of signing players, having previously borrowed Frank Lampard from their American counterparts.
Even if Mooy is not part of Pep Guardiola’s immediate plans, it will be interesting to see how he gets on if he is given his chance in the Premier League.
Mooy was named Player of the Year in both of his seasons in Melbourne, so he clearly has something to offer City’s attack.
While he will be a big miss for Melbourne, Man City are ensuring the Australian side aren’t left short by offering them Luke Brattan and Anthony Caceres on loan in return.