A-League star Mooy responds to transfer talk

Melbourne City’s Socceroo Aaron Mooy has reaffirmed his desire to play at the highest levels after yet another star performance in the Hyundai A-League.

The form player of the A-League helped City to a 4-0 win on Sunday against Newcastle Jets.

But the ex-Wanderer told Fox Sports he’s taking all the transfer talk in his stride.

“You never know what can happen in the future,” Mooy said.

“In football things can happen really fast. I’m happy in Melbourne. I’m enjoying it.

“I’m no different to any player. Every player wants to play at the highest level he can.”

The 25-year-old is having an incredible season as the Melbourne side surge up the A-League ladder to third on the back of three big wins on the spin and 14 goals scored.

Mooy’s season stats are telling: He’s scored six goals in nine games (starting eight), with five of his six goals off his right boot; 21 successful dribbles and a passing accuracy of 81% from 484 passes with tackles won at 91%.

The playmaker was recently subject to a $2m offer from a Saudi club and has been linked with moves to the EPL in recent times. 

But former Socceroo greats such as Harry Kewell have stated Mooy shouldn’t be looking to Asia at this stage. 

"For a player that is talked about as our best player at the moment I think he should be mixing it up with the best players in the  world. 

"If he goes to Europe that's only going to help him, and help Australia," Kewell, now coach of Watford U-21s, told Fairfax Media.

The midfielder from Sydney began his career at Bolton Wanderers as a youth player before a spell in Scotland with St Mirren.

He headed back to the Harbour City to join Western Sydney Wanderers in 2012 before joining City last season.

Mooy, who has Dutch heritage, is now a regular in the Socceroos and is considered by many to be the A-League's best player right now.

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