PSV have completed the signing of centre back Héctor Moreno on a four-year deal. The 27-year old Mexican joins PSV from the Spanish club Espanyol. Moreno made 118 appearances for the Primera División club the past four seasons.
Return to the Eredivisie
Héctor Moreno, born in Culiacán on 17 January 1988, is the fourth Mexican international to sign a contract with PSV, following in the footsteps of Carlos Salcido, Francisco ‘Maza’ Rodriguez and Andrés Guardado. Moreno has won 59 caps for Mexico and played at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. The left-footed defender knows the Eredivisie inside out as he spent four seasons with AZ, between 2007 and 2010. Marcel Brands, AZ´s technical director at the time, asked him to join AZ from Pumas UNAM in Mexico. Moreno won the Eredivisie title and the Johan Cruijff Shield with AZ in 2009 and played six UEFA Champions League group stage games with the Alkmaar club.
‘My football and personality have grown’
Moreno Andrés will be reunited with Guardado, a fellow Mexican, who is a good friend of his. “It’s great to be here and to play with Guardado. This is a good move. At PSV, I can fight for the title and play in the UEFA Champions League. I felt I was ready for a new challenge and PSV have offered me that opportunity” said Moreno, speaking to PSV TV. The Mexican played in one of the most competitive leagues of Europe the past few seasons and will take the experience to the Eredivisie. “Both my football and my personality have grown considerably in Spain. I have played against some of the best players in the world. That’s why I am a better player than in my first period in Holland”, said, Moreno, who is nicknamed El Tractor in Mexico.