Tuesday June 13 2017
Official: Roma sign Moreno

Roma have completed their first signing of the summer, with Hector Moreno arriving for a reported €5m.

The Mexican international joins from PSV Eindhoven, and is the first signing made by new sporting director Monchi.

“AS Roma are pleased to announce the signing of central defender Hector Moreno from PSV Eindhoven,” a statement from the club confirmed.

“The 29-year-old, who has 79 caps for Mexico, joins the club on a permanent basis and has signed a four-year contract that runs until 2021.

“Moreno joins the Giallorossi following two seasons at Dutch club PSV, where he helped Phillip Cocu’s side win the Eredivisie title in 2015-16.

“He previously also won the Dutch league title with AZ Alkmaar in 2009, spending almost four years with the team after moving to Europe from Mexican side UNAM.

“Before joining PSV he spent four years in Spain, making over 100 La Liga appearances for Espanyol.

“Moreno has a huge amount of international experience, having represented his country at both the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, and helping them to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2015.

“He is currently with the national team ahead of this summer's Confederations Cup, which gets underway on Saturday, with Mexico one of eight countries competing in Russia.

“Last season Moreno made a total of 32 league appearances for PSV, scoring seven goals.

“Predominantly a centre-back, he is also capable of playing at left-back.”

Sky believes that the Lupi will pay around €5m for the defender.

Monchi also spoke to the club’s official site about his first signing of the summer.

“Moreno has been a target of mine for a long time, and fortunately now the circumstances are right for him to join us at Roma.

“This is a central defender with a lot of international experience, and he perfectly fit the profile we were looking for.”