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Swansea bid for Mexican rejected

Swans fail in pursuit of Mexican Hector Moreno

By | 22nd July 2013
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Swansea City have seen a bid for Espanyol defender Hector Moreno rejected as the club prepares for life in the Europa League. A £5 million bid was rebuffed by the Spanish side, not seeing the offer as enough to meet their valuation of the player. Swans manager Michael Laudrup is believed to be trying to bring in the Mexican as a probable replacement for Arsenal target Ashley Williams, according to The Daily Mail.

Williams, who has been linked with a move away from Liberty Stadium for some time, is not believed to be returning to the Swans. In the event of a transfer, which is expected by the Swansea gaffer Laudrup, the club is trying to prepare for another successful Premiership campaign by bringing in the talented defender as a replacement. Espanyol are prepared to play hardball with the English side, not agreeing with the evaluation of the player and holding out for an increased offer, reports the The Irish Mirror.

The 25-year old defender has seen his young career blossom in recent years, moving from the Mexican league and working his way up to La Liga. Moreno has seen success in his career both at the club and international level, playing for Mexican side UNAM, Dutch giant AZ, and most recently Spanish side Espanyol. The player has also seen pitch time at multiple levels on the international scene, including making 46 appearances for the Mexican national team.

Moreno would be joining a host of new signings for the Swans, highlighted by young defenders Jordi Amat, former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, and striker Wilfried Bony.

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