American international Moore signs new deal at Tenerife

American international defender Shaquell Moore has signed a new contract at Spanish second division side Tenerife until the summer of 2024.

Primarily a right-back, Moore has featured in 19 matches for the Islanders, whom he joined last summer from Levante, with the club announcing on Thursday that he had agreed a long-term deal – extending his contract by a further two seasons.

The 23-year-old originally moved to Spain in 2014, playing in the youth teams of Huracan and Real Oviedo before joining Levante in 2016.

In the 2017/18 season, Moore became the fourth American to play in La Liga following on from Kasey Keller, Jozy Altidore, and Oguchi Onyewu.

Moore comes from a strong footballing family – his brother CJ has also represented the US at youth levels, while his father Wendell Moore was an international for Trinidad and Tobago in the 1980s, with his uncle Richard Goddard a goalkeeper who won 10 caps for the Caribbean nation.

“The greatest talent I ever coached was Ronaldo but at the same time he was the player who created the most problems for me in the dressing room. He used to throw parties and do everything. Once Van Nistelrooy said to me: ‘Coach, the dressing room smells like alcohol’.” Find out who which manager said this right here.

Tags Shaquell Moore