£5m-rated Juve target on Arsenal and Tottenham’s summer radar

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Hector Moreno

According to reports from The Metro yesterday afternoon, Arsenal and Tottenham could both launch bids for La Liga defender Hector Moreno this summer.

The Espanyol defender first drew attention from Europe’s top clubs after his impressive performances for Mexico at the 2010 World Cup, aiding his country’s march to the first knock-out rounds.

He’s since proved a very effective defender in the Spanish top flight, last term averaging 1.1 tackles, 1.7 interceptions, 2.1 successful aerial duels and 5.3 clearances per match whilst committing just one defensive error during his 32 league appearances.

Last summer he was strongly linked with a move to White Hart Lane, as reported by The Express, which would have seen him link up with former Periquitos boss Mauricio Pochettino. But a knee injury, which also ruled him out of the World Cup in Brazil and the first half of this season, scuppered any potential move.

The Metro, however, claim both Spurs and Arsenal are now lining up summer moves for the centre-back, who could leave for just £5million as his Espanyol contract enters its final year.

They face stiff competition for his signature however, with Serie A giants Juventus also linked.

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