A gamble worth taking? – Sheffield United’s fortunes would improve by signing this 25-year-old La Liga striker

Why Sheffield United should take a gamble on Loren Moron

Back in June, the Daily Star had claimed Sheffield United were interested in signing Real Betis striker Loren Moron, but a move didn’t materialise in the summer.

Loren Moron, 25, move to Real Betis from Marbella FC in 2015 and was immediately assigned to the reserves in Segunda Division B. He scored heavily in the Betis B team and was promoted to the first-team in January 2018. Since then, the Spaniard has done well in the La Liga and ended last season with eight goals.

The 25-year-old currently is the top scorer in the La Liga with seven goals and one assist to his name, averaging a goal per 86 minutes for Betis. Given his impressive form for the Seville-based outfit, Sheffield United must definitely reignite their interest in Moron in January.

After achieving promotion to the Premier League, Sheffield United prioritised reinforcing their striking options. They brought in the likes of Callum Robinson, Oli McBurnie and Lys Mousset to provide competition for Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick.

Mousset has shone the most amongst the trio, with the former Bournemouth man recently netting the winner against Arsenal. McBurnie, Robinson and Sharp have one goal each, while McGoldrick is yet to open his account.

While it appears as if the Blades aren’t in need of any strikers at the moment, there would be no harm in beefing up the squad with another goalscorer. A long-term injury to any of the aforementioned striker could leave Chris Wilder short of goalscorers. In that regard, a move for Loren Moron would make perfect sense.

Moron’s pace and power could see him provide a real presence in Sheffield’s attack, whilst being a real upgrade on McGoldrick. The 6ft 2in striker has been in excellent form in the La Liga since the start of the season, impressing with his hold-up play and movement in and around the box.

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He may have done well now but question marks will always remain over his lack of experience outside Spain.

Furthermore, the Premier League is known for its fast-paced and physical nature of football. All evidence points to the fact that Moron may struggle to adapt but United must take a gamble on the Spanish striker purely going by his present form.

Verdict

Moving for Moron in January would certainly raise eyebrows but it is a gamble that could handsomely pay off in the longer run.

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Written by Rohan Sengupta

Hi, I am Rohan Sengupta from one of the busiest cities in India, Mumbai. A Journalism graduate with a keen interest in sports, football is something I simply cannot live without and writing, discussing and analyzing the game is what I do 24*7.

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