Crosstown Espanyol->Barça CB transfer? Via “Hector Moreno: FC Barcelona’s Next Rafael Marquez?” | Bleacher Report:
According to TuttoMercato (Italy, via MundoDeportivo.com), Barcelona are interested in signing Hector Moreno in January 2013 to strengthen the back line.
So, who is Hector Moreno? Hector is a 24-year-old from Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. He began his career at UNAM and was a part of Mexico’s U-17 squad that won the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Cup. In late 2007, he went to Dutch club AZ Alkmaar. Moreno spent three years with the club before being transferred to Espanyol for an undisclosed fee. Moreno was named Espanyol’s best player of 2011-12 by the club. In international duty with the first squad, Hector was part of Mexico’s 2010 FIFA World Cup squad as well as the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup-winning team.
Juventus and Inter Milan are also rumored to be looking to sign the kid in the January transfer window. This will surely drive up the price for Moreno, especially with Espanyol in dire need of money to pay the club’s debts. Espanyol would not more than likely not sell him for anything less than €10-15 million.