Tue 10 January 2023 | 11:32

Aston Villa agree deal to sign Real Betis left-back Alex Moreno

Aston Villa is set to sign Real Betis left-back Alex Moreno in the January transfer window.

According to the English press,

Aston Villa

has reached an agreement with

Real Betis

to sign left-back

Alex Moreno

for around £12.5m. Moreno will be Unai Emery's first signing for the club.

Reports suggest that Moreno will fly to Birmingham on Wednesday to undergo a medical and then sign his contract. Real Betis has traveled to Saudi Arabia for the Spanish Super Cup but Moreno has been left out of the squad.

The 29-year-old defender joined Betis from Rayo Vallecano in 2019. He has played in 122 matches for the club.

Villa manager Unai Emery recently said that they want to sign a winger in the January transfer window. Villa has been linked with Udinese's Gerard Deulofeu in recent days.

"We need a winger, a specific winger, we need it and we are trying to find one,"

said Emery last week.

"We are trying to add some different characteristics of the players to introduce into the squad. We now have two strikers in Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings who are specifically strikers.

"If we will add someone they will be different as a characteristic, as a player, but with Cameron it is difficult to play here with the players we have now. We are thinking of adding one more into the squad."

Villa is currently in 11th place in the Premier League. They were knocked out of the FA Cup at the weekend by League 2 side Stevenage.

source: SportMob

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