Loren Morón

Squad No. 16
Date of Birth December 30, 1993
Age 28
Height 185cm
Team
Position Forward
Birthplace Marbella
Previous Clubs Betis B

Lorenzo “Loren” Jesús Morón García (born 30 December 1993) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Betis as a striker.

Loren was born in Marbella, Province of Málaga, Andalusia, and represented CD Peña Los Compadres, UD Marbella and CD Vázquez Cultural as a youth. In 2012 he signed for Tercera División club Unión Estepona CF, making his senior debut on 1 September of that year in a 0–1 home loss against CD El Palo.

Loren scored his first senior goal on 30 September 2012, netting his team’s third in a 4–1 home victory over Vélez CF. The following January he returned to Marbella, now being assigned to the first team also in the fourth division.

On 8 July 2014, after achieving promotion, Loren was loaned to fourth level side Vélez for a year. On 29 January of the following year, he signed for Real Betis and was immediately assigned to the reserves in Segunda División B.

On 20 June 2016, after scoring 13 goals but failing to avoid relegation, Loren renewed his contract until 2018. On 14 May 2017, he scored a hat-trick in a 7–1 away rout of CA Espeleño.

On 30 January 2018, Loren extended his link until 2021 and was definitely promoted to the first team in La Liga. He made his professional debut on 3 February, starting and scoring a brace in a 2–1 home defeat of Villarreal CF. In the following five matches, he netted a further four times.

On 30 June 2018, Loren renewed his contract until June 2022. He made an impressive start to the 2019–20 season, leading him to being linked to FC Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, S.S.C. Napoli and A.C. Milan; however, he agreed to a further extension at the Estadio Benito Villamarín until 2024, with his buyout clause being set at €50 million.