Rome, June 13 (IANS) AS Roma on Tuesday announced the signing of Mexican seasoned central defender Hector Moreno from Dutch football club PSV Eindhoven on a four-year contract. Also Read - International Travel All Set to Resume For Vaccinated Tourists, Singapore And Malaysia Still Hesitant

“I am very happy to sign for Roma. This represents an important step up in my career,” Moreno said in a statement. Also Read - Xavi Reveals Reason Behind Snubbing Barcelona Manager's Role Twice

“I hope I can show my individual qualities and contribute to the overall success of the team.” Also Read - Sergio Aguero Joins FC Barcelona as Free Agent on 2-Year Contract

The 29-year-old, has 79 caps for Mexico, joins Roma following two seasons at Dutch club PSV, where he helped them win the Eredivisie title in 2015-16.

He previously also won the Dutch league title with AZ Alkmaar in 2009, spending almost four years with the team after moving to Europe from Mexican side UNAM.

Before joining PSV he spent four years in Spain, making over 100 La Liga appearances for Espanyol.

“Moreno has been a target of mine for a long time, and fortunately now the circumstances are right for him to join us at Roma,” Roma’s sporting director Monchi said in a statement.

“This is a central defender with a lot of international experience, and he fits the profile we were looking for perfectly.”

Moreno has a huge amount of international experience, having represented his country at both the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, and helping them to win the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2015.

Last season Moreno made a total of 32 league appearances for PSV, scoring seven goals.

Predominantly a centre-back, he is also capable of playing at left-back.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.