Of the many players Manchester City sent on loan this season, midfielder Aaron Mooy was the least expected to make a mark and earn headlines. But the Australian has done wonderfully at Huddersfield Town in the Championship, and he's starting to attract interest in the market.
According to beIN SPORTS, City rejected a transfer offer from an unnamed club in the Championship. The report says that the offer would total £11 million with performance bonuses, but the Sky Blues did not accept the proposal because they have big plans for Mooy.
City scouts have constantly watched Mooy play at Huddersfield, where the 25-year-old has become a fan favorite and one of the most consistent players in England's second division. Mooy is a fantastic passer of the ball, can pick out short and long balls all over the pitch and also can defend with competence.
With the season-ending injury to Ilkay Gundogan, City need another midfielder, and there's a good possibility Mooy gets recalled from his loan before the January transfer deadline. If he is recalled, Guardiola has a solid backup who can play in every midfield position and do a good job for him.
If he doesn't join the club before the January deadline, he'll certainly be with the team in the summer. Mooy is very good.
UPDATE: Manchester Evening News confirmed that City cannot recall Mooy in January. There was a clause in his contract that allowed a recall, but that expired in the first week of the month. He's only available to join the club in the summer, but that'll probably happen.