Mooy completes permanent move to Brighton

              Brighton and Hove Albion's Aaron Mooy up against Aston Villa's Marvelous Nakamba, left, Jack Grealish and Danny Drinkwater, right, during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Aston Villa at the AMEX stadium, Brighton, England. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.(Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy completed a permanent transfer to Brighton from second-tier team Huddersfield on Friday after impressing during a loan spell this season.

Mooy has played 17 games for Brighton, scoring two goals, after leaving Huddersfield following its relegation from the Premier League last season.

“His understandable preference is to play in the Premier League, and he’s been doing very well at Brighton,” Huddersfield manager Danny Cowley said.

The transfer fee was not disclosed but is reported to be about 5 million pounds ($6.5 million).