Moreno joins Espanyol

Mexico defender makes move to Spain

Moreno: Mexican defender has moved to Espanyol

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AZ Alkmaar have confirmed that Hector Moreno has moved to Espanyol on a five-year deal.

The Mexican defender joined the club from Pumas in January 2008, making 80 appearances and scoring six goals, winning the Eredivisie title in 2009.

Moreno was a key figure for the Dutch side in their success under former coach Louis Van Gaal, as well as playing a role for the national team at the World Cup last year.

Moreno was under contract until 2014, but Espanyol have secured the player after agreeing a fee.

AZ refused to confirm the fee on their official website, although reports in the Dutch media state that it could stand at around three to four million euros.