AARON MOOY could make a permanent move to Albion if the deal is right, according to Huddersfield Town boss Danny Cowley.

Mooy is with the Seagulls for the season on a loan deal from Championship strugglers Huddersfield.

A string of impressive performances have cemented Mooy’s place in the side but he is contracted to the John Smith’s Stadium outfit for another two-and-a-half years.

Graham Potter has recently said Mooy is enjoying his football at the Amex after he made the switch to the Seagulls shortly after signing a new deal at Town in the summer.

And Cowley appears resigned to losing the Australia international if a deal can be struck that suits all parties.

Town boss Cowley said: “Aaron Mooy is a top player - the Town fans don’t need me to tell them that as they’ve seen him over recent times.

“He is doing very, very well in a Brighton team at the moment that are moving up the league.

“His preference in the summer was to play in the Premier League.

“The club, I think, did good business to be able to extend his contract and protect the investment in the player.

“There will be negotiations and conversations between the clubs as to what happens next.”

Cowley admits he does not expect to see Mooy back at the club, even though Huddersfield would have a right to recall him.

He said: “We all know that Aaron Mooy would make this football team and this football club significantly better with his presence, but Aaron would have to want to do that.

“Aaron has proven in his time at Huddersfield and in this loan spell at Brighton that he is a player who can live and be very successful in the Premier League.

“So, the good thing is that he is still a Huddersfield Town player, the good thing is his contract is long enough that we will be protected financially - the rest is up to the business people to try and get the right deal for the football club moving forward.”