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Shaq Moore sent on loan

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The young fullback is loaned to the second division in Spain to get some experience

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Shaq Moore is heading on loan for pne year to CF Reus Deportiu. Reus play in the Segunda Division in Spain (the second tier) and have had their eye on Moore for several weeks.

The 21-year-old fullback had a milestone year last season, making his La Liga debut as well as his full International debut. Following a season-ending injury to starter and club captain Ivan Lopez, Moore was gradually worked into the fold with the Levante first team. Between Octoberand January of last season, he appeared in eight matches in all competitions (~600 minutes) . This may not sound impressive, but it’s worth noting he has already played more minutes in La Liga than any outfield American player. Only Kasey Keller while playing for Rayo Vallecano has appeared more in the Spanish top flight. Moore also appeared regularly for Atletico Levante, the club’s B team which play in the lower levels in Spain.

He makes this move largely due to the position being too deep at Levante. With Ivan Lopez recovering from his ACL injury and Pedro Lopez still with the club, minutes would have been difficult to come by. Then Levante permanently signed Coke Andujar from Schalke, who impressed after he was loaned to Levante in January, to deepen the position further. If Moore wants to have a future with his parent club, he will need to gain lots of experience and improve his shortcomings. Hopefully this move to the second division will give him the opportunity to do so.

Hit the comment section to discuss what you think about the move for Shaq Moore. Good luck Shaq!