Considering Spurs conceded more goals than any other club in the top eight last season, reinforcements at the back will remain a priority throughout the current transfer window.
Moreno has been immensely impressive throughout the early stages of Mexico’s World Cup campaign in Brazil. These excellent performances are a continuation of an outstanding season in La Liga.
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The Mexicans are yet to concede a goal at this summer’s World Cup and this is wholly due to the efforts of Moreno and his defensive team-mates. These latest reports have emerged just days after he shone for his country in the World Cup as Mexico kept a clean sheet against hosts and tournament favourites Brazil.
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His World Cup performances have seen him earn a number of plaudits, notably for his ability in the tackle and prowess in the air. As can be seen from the statistics above, he has won an average of two challenges per match, whilst completing 75% of his headed duels.
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When comparisons are made with Tottenham's current crop of central defensive options, Moreno appears to fall in line with the club's current standards. Based on last seasons domestic statistics, he averaged fewer interceptions and tackles per match, whilst registering less successful aerial duels. Nontheless, he ranks highly in terms of blocks and total clearances made.
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The 26-year-old has also proven his composure on the ball throughout his time with Espanyol. He played over 1000 passes last term, completing 78% of his attempted to find a team-mate, on average. He also assited the La Liga outfit's efforts in the attacking third, creating seven chances and setting-up two goals.
Only his dribbling success rate is significantly inferior to Pochettino's current options.
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Spurs were riddled by defensive errors throughout the course of the previous campaign and Pochettino is in need of a centre-back who can prove a reliable figure. Moreno is a man that makes very few mistakes. He made just one last season, in fact.
It is clear Tottenham are looking to attend to their leaky defense and Moreno has provided excellent signs throughout his participation in the World Cup. He would be considered a good option should Pochettino decide to shake up his options at the back.