Michael Laudrup continues to scour the Spanish market in his efforts to bolster his impressive Swansea side and the latest player to be linked with a move to the Swans is Espanyol’s Mexican international, Hector Moreno.
The 47-times capped Mexican international, centre back is strongly linked with a January move to Swansea and after impressing at the heart of Espanyol’s defence in La Liga he would be a great addition to the Welsh side in their efforts to improve upon their excellent last season.
Despite only being 25 years of age, Moreno has a wealth of experience and a deal could be wrapped up in the next few weeks in an effort to complete business early and avoid any other competition.
Moreno moved to Espanyol in the summer of 2011 for around £3.5 million from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar and so the Barcelona outfit would be looking to recoup their money at least, although Swansea will be hoping to take advantage of their precarious financial position.
Moreno burst onto the scene as part of the Mexican Under 17 side that won the World Cup and after impressing for Pumas a move to Europe quickly presented itself. AZ Alkmaar snapped up the youngster and in 2009 they were crowned Eredivisie champions.
Further good performances prompted a move to Espanyol and after his first season in Barcelona, Moreno was named ‘Player of the Year’, playing 35 times in La Liga and scoring 3 goals.
Moreno could prove another piece of astute business for Laudrup and Swansea and the physical test of the Premier League would help to further progress the players education, which can only benefit himself and El Tri.