While Mooy and Brighton are happy to carry on as is until the end of the season the complication could be that Mooy remains Huddersfield’s player, and they could choose to sell him elsewhere should they receive a satisfactory offer.
Huddersfield bought Mooy from Manchester City for just under $17 million in June 2017.
The former Melbourne City star is contracted to Huddersfield until 2022, with his loan at Brighton ending in May 2020.
Brighton manager Graham Potter was relaxed on Tuesday morning (AEDT) when asked if the club felt it needed to sign Mooy permanently to avoid him being snatched from their grasp.
“I’m not really concerned about it. I’ve not really thought about it in those terms [if you don’t sign him quick he could get snapped up],” Potter told reporters.
“He’s a loan player, he’s not our player, he’s Huddersfield’s player but we understand we’ve got him for the full season.
“There’s no stress, there’s no pressure. The most important thing is Aaron is enjoying his football and we’re happy with him and he’s improving and developing. Everything else is just talk and speculation.”
Mooy said after the Bournemouth game: “I think the way we play suits me more than the way we did at Huddersfield because we like to play through the lines … I don’t know what’s going to happen but I’m definitely enjoying Brighton.”
Socceroos coach Graham Arnold praised Mooy when speaking to reporters on Monday.
”Aaron was missed in the Asian Cup. You can’t afford to lose players of that calibre, you need a decent pool of players,” Arnold said.
”I love every minute of coaching a player of his quality. He’s such a great kid. I love him, he’s fantastic. Seeing what he and Maty Ryan are doing at Brighton is delightful.”
The 43-times capped Socceroos star has played 14 times in the Premier League out of a possible 20 for Brighton this season, having started in their last eight matches.
Brighton, who are also home to Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan, next play Chelsea at home at 11.30pm Wednesday (AEDT).
The East Sussex side sits 14th on the ladder, some five points clear of the relegation places.
Anthony is a sports reporter at The Age.