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Hector Moreno joins Real Sociedad

El Tri’s left-footed center back joins La Real

Genoa v AS Roma - Italian Serie A Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/Soccrates/Getty Images

Just a couple days after news broke of Miguel Layun’s move to Sevilla FC, Hector Moreno’s transfer from A.S Roma to Spanish club Real Sociedad has been confirmed. La Real, as they are commonly known, posted on Twitter welcoming their new addition to their roster.

The San Sebastian side, who have recently sold Spanish center-back Inigo Martinez to Athletic Bilbao after Bilbao triggered a 32 Million Euro release clause, were in need of an experienced center-back. Who better than Hector Moreno? Hector played in Spain as recently as 2015, where he spent four seasons from 2011-2015 with RCD Espanyol. Moreno was a constant starter for Los Periquitos and was set for a transfer to Arsenal until he broke his leg at the 2014 World Cup in the Round of 16 clash against the Netherlands(No Era Penal).

It hadn’t gone all bad for the defender as he won a league title in the Eredivise in the Netherlands in the 2015-2016 season, and in the following year set a career high for goals at seven for the 2016-2017 season with PSV.

Dutch Eredivisie'PSV v PEC Zwolle'

After not so much playing time in Serie A following his 6 Million Euro transfer to the Italian giants from PSV Eindhoven in 2017, stiff competition on the back line contributed to the fact Moreno only appeared six times for A.S Roma.

This transfer mimics the one Miguel Layun just completed to Sevilla F.C and it’s not just a coincidence. Getting in form for the 2018 World Cup has heavily weighed in these almost guaranteed World Cup starters minds. La Liga based players Moreno, Layun, and Guardado’s form and experience have to be in sync for them contribute to a Mexico side that has yet to get out of the Round of 16 of the World Cup since 1986.

What do you think? Will the Mexican gain valuable playing time for La Real?