Friday May 18 2018
Espanyol agree to sell Moreno, Martin

Espanyol are preparing to sell star players Gerard Moreno (pictured) and Aaron Martin this summer, according to reports in the Spanish press.

A report in Diario Sport states the Catalan club are hopeful of receiving a combined €32m for the duo, with Moreno set for Villarreal and full-back Martin to Portuguese giants Benfica.

Moreno is the second highest Spanish scorer in La Liga this season with 16 goals to his name, while the highly-rated Martin has previously been linked to both Manchester clubs.

Villarreal are set to pay €20m for striker Moreno to return to the club after a three-year absence, with the club holding a clause due to retaining 50% of the player’s rights.

A ‘verbal agreement’ with Benfica for the €12m sale of defender Martin to Benfica is already in place and an announcement is said to be imminent.

Football Italia website