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Real Betis looking to sign Mexican defender in January

Real Betis boss Quique Setien has identified Hector Moreno as his number one target in the January transfer window, according to reports.

The Mexican defender is seemingly available in January after failing to gain regular playing time in Serie A with Roma, starting just two games since his arrival in the summer from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.

The 29-year-old is no stranger to Spanish football, having played 135 times for Espanyol and impressing during a four-year spell.

His ability and impression has not been forgotten but Setien and reports in Andalusian media claim that a move is now on the cards.

Sevilla ABC claim that Los Verdiblancos will guarantee the central defender a starting place, picking up on the fact that the defender wants first team football in preparation for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

Another positive in a potential move is that Moreno and current Betis midfielder Andres Guardado are close friends.

Betis have been more than entertaining this season, but their defensive problems have continued with the club conceding 26 goals in 10 games, averaging 2.6 goals per game.

Current defensive pair Jordi Amat and Alin Tosca are struggling for form, making a possible arrival of Moreno a big plus for Setien as he pushes for a European place in the latter half of the season.

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