Liverpool, Everton and United left-back target 'happiest kid in world' after signing new deal

Sevilla Football Club

All three Premier League clubs have seen themselves linked with Alberto Moreno of Sevilla. But now he has signed a new deal with his club.

This summer gone both Merseyside clubs had their eyes peeled for a quality left-back acquisition. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers made this clear in a very public announcement regarding the weakest area in his team.

Everton on the other hand were doing so as more of a contingency plan. Manchester United were in touch over bringing Leighton Baines to Old Trafford - and while Everton obviously had no desire to sell - everyone has their price.

In the end he went nowhere - so Everton need not make the move, although he is still reportedly keen on a United switch.

But one player who both teams were tentatively linked with this summer, as a solution to their positional shared interest, was Sevilla and Spanish Under-21 full-back Alberto Moreno.

Manchester United also reportedly sent scouts to check him out recently, but while the hope would have been to snap up a bargain, that is now no longer the case.

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Yesterday was a big day for Moreno. Vicente del Bosque has included him in the Spanish squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifying matches - the first time the left-back has been given the call to play for the senior national side.

And on the same day, the rumour that has rumbled for a couple of weeks now has finally been confirmed as true - Moreno has signed a new deal with Sevilla, putting an end to transfer speculation regarding a switch to the Premier League.

Moreno was obviously pleased with the new commitment from the club: 

“I’m the happiest kid in the world. After renewing with the team I have always wanted to be at, the truth is that this is the great thing for a player and especially for me. I have been part of the club for 10 years and now I have received this reward, which I believe is merited. I am very happy. The commitment from Sevilla is clear to me. I have five years here and I want to enjoy them.’’

The deal is now said to contain a whopping €30 million release fee - so he is going nowhere on the cheap, or soon. His new deal runs until 2018, which is a long term commitment from the player.

So he doesn’t seem to be on his way to the Premier League anytime soon.

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