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Mexico: Layún, Moreno Make Great Moves In January

Miguel Layun of Mexico during the International Friendly match between Poland and Mexico at Energa Stadium in Gdansk, Poland on November 13, 2017 (Photo by Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Mexicans abroad campaign for 2017/18 has been great for some and not so great for others. Although most Mexicans who are in Europe are getting time on the pitch, Héctor Moreno and Miguel Layún were two who had very inconsistent time. Héctor Moreno had the worst of all the players abroad, yet, that has all changed.

Here is the update on two Mexicans heading over to La Liga…

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Héctor Moreno has a new home in Real Sociedad

Generally, when a player makes a January move, it is on a loan. Héctor Moreno, on the other hand, is now an official member of Real Sociedad, the old home of former Mexican abroad Carlos Vela. The move from Italian side Roma was more than needed, as Moreno saw nearly no playing time. It was a strange sight to see, especially since it appeared that Roma wanted his services after a nice showing with Mexico over the summer.

However, that just wasn’t the case. Héctor was on the bench more than he and fans liked. In fact, since his arrival to Italy, Héctor played in a measly five matches, starting only two of those. Yet, with a purchase by Real Sociedad, we can almost guarantee that he will be a major option for the Spanish club.

This move to Real Sociedad should pay off big. Back in July, I rated his move to Roma as an A+ but I was more than wrong. Hopefully, we can look back and slap an A rating on his move to La Liga at Real Sociedad.

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Layún off to Sevilla

Miguel Layún’s tenure at FC Porto has been an interesting one, to say the least. In 2015/16, he was a pure monster on the field for the Portuguese side, assisting on 19 goals, while scoring seven

of his own. Despite all those great numbers, the rotating around of players caused Miguel to lose a solid spot on the team.

Today, he is off to join a La Liga team and a good one at that. Although he will not be able to play in Champions League matches due to competing with FC Porto, the team has made it clear that they will need Miguel in his time with the club. Moreover, they will have an option to buy at the end of the season.

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These were necessary moves for the two Mexican players. Granted, Héctor was in much more need to move over Miguel, who had been seeing some playing time in Liga NOS, these moves are smart and competitive. With Mexico’s uncertainty on defense, they will need Héctor to be on the field as much as possible. As for Miguel, if he can capture his 2015/16 form, Mexico will have a serious boost to their XI.

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