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Report claims West Ham and Everton set for £35m battle for Alex Moreno
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Report claims West Ham and Everton set for £35m battle for Alex Moreno

According to a report from Spanish publication AS, Everton have entered the race to sign West Ham linked Real Betis left-back Alex Moreno.

Grada 3 claimed last month that David Moyes wants to bring the Betis ace to the London Stadium in the summer.

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The Hammers desperately need to sign a new left-back in the summer. And with Leighton Baines set to turn 36 in December, so do the Toffees.

And Spanish media outlet AS claims that West Ham and Everton could be set for a head-to-head battle for the 26-year-old.

Alex Moreno (Photo by Silvestre Szpylma/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Estadio Deportivo claims that Moreno has a €40 million (£35 million) release clause. That sounds like a lot of money for someone who is an unproven commodity in the Premier League.

Perhaps he is a little overpriced. But he is a very good player nonetheless.


The 26-year-old has racked up four assists in 23 La Liga appearances for Betis this season (Transfermarkt).

Alex Moreno (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

In those 23 outings, Moreno has averaged 1.4 tackles, 0.7 interceptions and 1.6 clearances per game (Who Scored).

He is clearly an attacking full-back, with four assists to his name. He also averages 1.6 dribbles per game (Who Scored), highlighting his penchant for taking on opposing defenders.

The Spaniard would be a very good signing for either West Ham or Everton.

Whether the Hammers or the Toffees will be prepared to pay £35 million for Moreno’s services remains to be seen, however.