English Premier League side Aston Villa have completed the signing of Spanish left-back Alex Moreno for £13.2m from La Liga top side Real Betis. The 29-year-old defender is Villa boss Unai Emery’s first signing for the club since his return to the league. Moreno, who was linked with a move to Nottingham Forest in the summer, has played in all but one of Betis’ La Liga matches so far this season.
Alex Moreno Joins Aston Villa
Speaking about the signing of the player, the head coach Emery said: “Alex is a good player that can help our squad.” “He has been one of the top left-backs in La Liga over the past few seasons and we are delighted to have him here.” Moreno joined Betis in August 2019 and made 122 appearances, and helped the club win the Copa Del Rey last season.
He will provide competition for Lucas Digne, who was brought to Villa from Everton by former manager Steven Gerrard in a £25m deal 12 months ago. Aston Villa currently sits in the 11th place position in the Premier League and was knocked out of the FA Cup on Sunday by a League Two Stevenage.