Nottingham Forest have made a bid of £6 million for Alex Moreno as they bid to strengthen their defensive ranks. According to ABC Sevilla, it’s anticipated that the offer will remain too low in the eyes of Real Betis.
The report does make an intriguing claim though. It suggests that Forest are nudging closer to an agreement and it may not take much more to seal a deal.
It’s previously been reported that Moreno is valued at £17 million. It would appear now, however, that they’re willing to accept a lower offer.
The left-sided wing-back was an integral part of the team last season as Real Betis finished fifth in La Liga and won the Copa del Rey.
Moreno is an interesting player. He operates primarily as a wing-back but his attacking tendencies have seen him deployed as an attacking midfielder in the past.
The 29-year-old signed for Betis in 2019 from Rayo Vallecano. There he made 127 appearances before moving to Seville to join his current club.
He’s become a fan favourite at the Benito Villamarin Stadium, given his all-action style and hardworking approach to the game.
During a successful 2021/22, he scored five goals and claimed five assists during a 45-appearance season which proved fruitful for his club.
Bid made for Moreno and he’d be a useful signing
The Spaniard would represent a decent addition, not least because he can operate in a number of positions.
Steve Cooper is renowned for changing systems in-game and having a player like Moreno makes that transition seamless.
Moreno is still at an age where he can impact the team for a few more years and he’d provide cover in the left wing-back area.
The fact that Forest are trying to negotiate a good deal comes as little surprise, given how meticulous they’ve been the summer.
With football about to begin and the deadline looming, however, the Reds might need to get serious very soon.