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Mexican defender angling for move to Tottenham

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked to Hector Moreno and ... well it's a pretty easy and reasonable link to make. Espanyol have stated repeatedly that they would sell the Mexican defender because they need money, Spurs could use a centerback and Pochettino managed Moreno at Espanyol when the Mexican first landed in Spain.

Oh, and then there's the part where Moreno said he basically wants the deal to happen.

"I really appreciate [Mauricio] Pochettino. He was manager at Espanyol when I joined the club in 2011 and he pushed for me," Moreno said.

"It has been said many times that the club are looking to sell me. It is not what I've said but what the president and people on the board have said. It would be beneficial for Espanyol for me to be available in the market."

The complication right now is that Moreno is still out with the broken leg suffered at the World Cup. He is expected to return in January, which shouldn't be much of an issue for Spurs if they were to buy him in the winter. He will resume training soon and should be near full fitness by January, allowing him to get back to form by February or so.

Moreno's injury also means the price on him will be a bit lower. That will appeal to Daniel Levy, obviously. Most importantly, Spurs would be getting a really good centerback that could play for a lot of top clubs. Spurs and Espanyol need to get to negotiating if they are going to make this logical rumor a reality, but it would be great if they could get it done.