It is being reported that Arsenal are set to beat a whole host of rival clubs to complete the summer transfer of the very highly rated Mexico international Hector Moreno from his La Liga club Espanyol. Maybe it would be more accurate to say that Arsene Wenger is ready to give the central defender his dream move, as reports from Spain claim that Moreno has made it clear that he wants to play for Arsenal.
According to a Metro report, the Arsenal boss is now ready to place an offer of a little over £14 million for the defender, who missed six months of football after breaking his leg playing against Holland in the knockout stages of last summer’s World Cup finals.
Apparently Moreno has been watched carefully by the Arsenal scouting team for well over a year. They clearly like what they have seen and with over 50 senior international caps, three years in Spain and three years in the Dutch league with AZ Alkmaar before that, you would hope that the 27-year old would not take long to adapt to the Premier League.
But if we do sign this centre back, who do you think he would replace? Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gabriel and Chambers give Wenger four to choose from, so has the boss got different plans for any of them?