Rubin Kazan interest puts Moreno in dilemma

The Mexican defender is drawing interest from Russia, but may be holding out for a move to England.
Hector Moreno is in demand, but not necessarily in the places he’d like.

Espanyol’s Mexican defender has been the subject of a $12 million bid from Russia’s Rubin Kazan, with Marca suggesting on Wednesday that the financially-strapped Spanish club is happy with the offer and is leaving the decision up to the player.

The problem, according to Marca, is that Moreno would prefer to play in England, Italy or France if he were to leave Spain and he is prepared to wait for offers, with three weeks of the European transfer window still remaining.

Moreno has maintained he would also be happy to stay in Barcelona at Espanyol, while coach Javier Aguirre signed a new contract on the understanding that the club would not be selling its best players.

Premier League teams Cardiff City and Swansea have been linked with Moreno, but the former is likely out of the equation following its recent signing of Steven Caulker from Tottenham Hotspur.

The former Pumas defender and national team starter moved to Espanyol from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in 2011 and has become a fulcrum of the team since.