Arsenal emerge as front-runners to sign Alberto Moreno

The latest odds on Alberto Moreno’s next destination suggest that Arsenal are the favourites to clinch a deal for the soon-to-be free agent defender.

Robertson ousts Moreno

Spanish stopper Moreno slipped majorly down the pecking order at Liverpool over the last couple of seasons, following the rise to prominence of fellow left-back Andy Robertson.

The latter’s incredible engine, wand of a left foot and, most importantly, defensive solidity have seen Robertson develop into of the Premier League’s finest full-backs.

As such, Moreno, widely-recognised for his lack of positional awareness and penchant for high-profile mistakes, has found himself largely left out in the cold.

This past season, the Spaniard managed just 5 appearances across all competitions. In addition, just 2 of these showings came in the Premier League, during busy periods when Jurgen Klopp was forced to rest first-choice Robertson.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 26: Victor Moses of Chelsea is challenged by Alberto Moreno of Liverpool during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on September 26, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Moreno on the move

As such, it came as little surprise when, on the back of Liverpool’s Champions League triumph in Madrid last week, Moreno was named as one of two high-profile Reds’ first-team players not to have their contracts renewed (along with Danny Sturridge):

The Spaniard is, therefore, set to become a free agent upon the expiration of his contract at Anfield on July 1st.

A whole host of clubs have been linked with moves for Moreno over recent weeks, with the likes of Benfica, Sevilla and, surprisingly, Barcelona having all been named as potential destinations:

Arsenal bound?

As per the latest odds this evening, however, it is in fact one of Liverpool’s Premier League rivals who are currently leading the race to clinch Moreno’s signature.

The outfit in question are Arsenal.

The Gunners are expected to be on the lookout for reinforcements at left-back this summer, with Nacho Monreal now 33 and Sead Kolasinac being persistently-linked with a move to Barcelona.

And, if BetVictor‘s latest odds prove accurate, then Moreno looks set to be the left-sided addition whom Unai Emery opts for, with the north Londoners currently clear favourites to seal a deal for the stopper:

Alberto Moreno next club odds:

Arsenal – 4/1

Valencia – 8/1

Villarreal – 8/1

Real Betis – 8/1

Juventus – 12/1

Inter Milan – 12/1

AC Milan – 12/1

Roma – 12/1

Lazio 12/1

Napoli – 12/1

Barcelona – 16/1

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