Nottingham Forest have agreed on a fee with Real Betis for the services of versatile player Alex Moreno, according to John Percy of The Telegraph. The Reds have been undeterred in their efforts to land the 29-year-old and now look to have won the race.
Moreno was influential last season for the Seville-based La Liga outfit. He typically operated in the left-sided wing-back role and helped the club win the Copa del Rey and finish fifth in the league.
The Spaniard will now head to England to undergo a medical. Provided that goes well, the Reds will complete their 13th signing of the summer transfer window.
It would appear that Forest aren’t done yet either. Percy has reported that the Reds still hope to do more business prior to the end of the window later this month.
Moreno has been with Real Betis for three years. He began his career at Barcelona and was actually linked with a return to the Nou Camp prior to Forest agreeing on a deal.
The Reds will likely see Moreno as direct competition for Harry Toffolo in the short term. Omar Richards has fractured his leg and is unlikely to be back before the World Cup.
Fee agreed between Forest and Real Betis for Alex Moreno
The versatile performer looks like an exciting player on paper and hopefully, Forest can get this over the line shortly.
Toffolo made his debut for the Reds yesterday and looked okay. He will hope to get up to speed at the Premier League level quickly and Moreno will provide adequate competition.
The Reds look to have shown resilience to complete the Moreno deal. Now, they’ll hope to finalise proceedings and get him available to Cooper as quickly as possible.