Nottingham Forest will decide internally whether or not to make another bid for Alex Moreno. Forest’s focus will switch their focus on the Real Betis star once Orel Mangala is over the line.
The Belgian midfielder is undergoing a medical at Forest today. If that goes according to plan, he looks set to sign a four-year contract at the City Ground.
Moreno could be the next man on the Reds’ radar. He was linked earlier this month and furthermore, he’s already agreed on personal terms with the newly promoted Premier League club.
The last time Forest spoke with Real Betis, the clubs were apart in their respective valuations. The Reds will now decide internally whether to make another move.
Moreno is surprisingly deemed surplus in Spain. He was a regular in the team last season as Betis won the Copa del Rey and finished fifth in La Liga to defy the odds.
It is thought that Betis wants a decent fee for Moreno. Estadio Deportivo claims that the versatile player is valued in the region of £17 million by his current club.
It will be interesting to see if Forest return for the 29-year-old. Harry Toffolo and Omar Richards have signed this summer, although the latter is ruled out through injury.
Perhaps the beauty of Moreno is his versatility. He typically plays as a left-sided wing-back; although he’s showcased in the past a willingness to perform further forward.
Forest to decide on Moreno
The Reds could certainly do a lot worse than try and sign Moreno. They definitely need some quality in the final third prior to the big kick-off.
Forest fans might look at Moreno and believe that they don’t need another wing-back on the left-hand side.
The experienced performer is far more than that though. He can operate further forward and in the short-term, that could be his remit.
Forest will have a bit of cash spare for a few more players. Mangala will be signing number 12 but there are still some gaps in the squad.
It will be interesting to see what the powers that be regarding Moreno. If they do decide to sign him, it will be interesting to see what role Cooper has earmarked for him.