Real Sociedad bring in Héctor Moreno to replace Iñigo Martinez

The Basque side worked flat out on Deadline Day to secure Mexico international Héctor Moreno who joins from Roma on a six million euro fee.

Real Sociedad bring in Héctor Moreno to replace Iñigo Martinez
Juan Herrero EFE

Héctor Moreno was unveiled by Real Sociedad at Anoeta this evening after completing a €6million switch from Roma. The Mexico international had only joined the Serie A side from PSV in July, but he has struggled to make an impact on their first team. Héctor has played just six times for Roma, five games in Serie A and one in the Coppa Italia. He joins La Real as a direct replacement for Iñigo Martínez, who made the shock move to bitter rivals Athletic Club following the sale of Aymeric Laporte to Manchester City.

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The 30-year-old defender makes his return to Spain after leaving Espanyol for PSV in August 2015 and has signed a contract until 2021. He told reporters during his presentation: "I wasn't thinking about leaving Roma, but when I received a phonecall from La Real, that changed everything. I've left one great club to come to another great club. I have heard so many wonderful things about this club - Carlos Vela spoke wonders about the club and the city and I want to achieve great things here".