Schalke Keen on Moreno as AVB Turns Up at Córdoba Game
Moreno, pictured above, has been subject to major interest for several months now
The speculation regarding Alberto Moreno's future at Sevilla has been fueled once again, as Schalke boss André Villas-Boas was spotted in the stands during Sevilla's 4-3 win against Córdoba. Moreno was forced off of the pitch with just ten minutes on the clock, prompting 'AVB' to leave the match at half time.
The former Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea manager has made his interest in the Spanish fullback no secret, and an official bid was made from the German side during the recent transfer window, though Sevilla were quick to send them away.
Moreno is widely regarded as one of the most promising defenders in world football, and has already made six senior appearances for the Spanish national side. The 22-year-old featured heavily last season during Sevilla's campaign, making 33 appearances for the team. He was often played out of position by manager Luis Fabiano, but he remained calm and stepped up to the plate in some crucial matches.
In late July, MARCA was told of a £20 million bid from Schalke by Sevilla representatives. They also told that the people responsible for dealing with the transfer at their end would not settle for the £20 million AVB and his side were willing to pay, and had wanted the price pushed up to around £35 million.
Schalke may be more of a temptation to some, due to the lure of UEFA Champions League football, but the local boy Moreno claims that Sevilla is his team, and he is staying for the time being, clearly content with Europa League football. The Spaniard has not let any of the speculation creep into his mind on the football pitch, and has helped Sevilla to a strong position in the league.