€10m Tottenham target suffers broken leg, summer move unlikely

Mexico international Hector Moreno has suffered a broken leg against The Netherlands yesterday.

Mauricio Pochettino was appointed as the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur this summer, leaving his post as Southampton manager after a sensational season at St Marys.

The club need to strengthen up at the back and the club have been linked with a number of options this summer.

They have been rumoured to be considering a bid to bring Steven Caulker back to the club after an impressive term at Cardiff City, while his former stooge at Southampton Dejan Lovren is also a reported target.

However Mexico defender Hector Moreno is another option. The Espanyol defender has been in terrific form for El Tricolore in Brazil - helping them negotiate a tough Group A undefeated into the second round.

Pochettino signed Moreno from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in 2011 when Espanyol boss - so he has previous with the player and now Espanyol have confirmed there has been a bid for the player.

Espanyol's president Juan Collet recently confirmed that a bid has been made, but would not divulge who had made the bid.

However Moreno, who is also being linked with Manchester United and Hull City, has seen any chances of a summer move disintegrate yesterday after suffering an injury against The Netherlands yesterday.

Moreno made a challenge on Arjen Robben in the penalty area, which should have been a penalty, but he came out worse for the Mexican defender. It has been confirmed today that Moreno suffered a broken left tibia in the game - which could rule him out of action for anything up to six months.

What is certain is that no team will be gambling on him now, and any potential transfer to Tottenham or anyone else seems to be very unlikely.

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