Aaron Mooy’s agent says the move to Manchester City is not a bad one and would not go the way of his compatriot Luke Brattan.
Brattan had joined as a free agent from his club Brisbane Roar last October but he was sent on loan immediately he joined. He was sent on loan to Bolton Wanderers in the lower division but he didn’t get a chance to play ant game until he returned to the Etihad where he trained with the academy team.
Mooy is placed on Premier League wages of $4 million a season. The Australian midfielder’s agent Paddy Dominguez addressed rising concerns about the player’s future going the way of Brattan. Dominguez said: “People would be stupid to think that either Aaron or I just jumped after seeing Manchester City’s headlights. He could have made more money going to the Middle East or China. He has gone to Manchester City for a specific reason. There’s a very well laid out plan for him, and that will all be revealed very soon.”
Dominguez revealed that the player would go on loan in the first season to bridge the gap between playing in the A-league, against say wellington, and playing another against Liverpool. The plan is that he would play regularly on loan in bid to move up through the ranks at the club. He compared the plan to that of his one-time client Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak. Jedinak joined Crystal Palace when they were still in the Championship. He played on loan but joined the first team with time after re-evaluation. He added that championship clubs, continental European clubs and another premier League are ready to sign the player but he would go where he will get decent experience so he would be ready for City with time.