Appetite comes with eating. For a few seasons, Real Betis has been hungry like a wolf on the transfer market and has been trying to beat, whether in the form of transfer or loan with an option to buy as with Giovani Lo Celso, sold to Tottenham a year after its arrival. Last summer, the Andalusians hit hard by getting their hands on Nabil Fekir. One year from the end of his contract at Olympique Lyonnais, the 2018 world champion said yes to Betis. This, while other clubs had come to the information. An arrival that the Spanish team welcomed. And obviously, it opened the appetite of the residents of the Benito Villamarín stadium.
Indeed, this Friday, Estadio Deportivo reports that the team coached by Rubi has checked the names of two players in anticipation of the next transfer window. The Spanish publication indicates that the club has been working since the end of the winter market already in order to be able to stay ahead of the competition as it had done for other elements like Fekir or Bartra. So the first item to be courted is David Silva. The Spaniard is coming to the end of his contract at Manchester City. A club he joined in 2010 and will leave no matter what he told The Daily Mail. “This is the last season, ten years is enough for me. Now is the perfect time for me. (…) This ends the cycle. It’s a nice round number. I will never see myself playing with another team against City. So ten years is all. “
If the former Valencia player had admitted that he would like to finish in Las Palmas, the club plays in the second division. A situation that Betis wants to take advantage of, very interested in the idea of signing a 34-year-old element, who would bring his high-level experience and his talent. However, teams like Inter Miami CF and Vissel Kobe (Japan) seemed to be in advance talks. Second player to be courted: Pedro. In 2015, the Spaniard left FC Barcelona to go English on the Chelsea side. But this season, the native of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is relegated to the background, he who has all the same play 18 times in all competitions.
At the end of the contract with the residents of Stamford Bridge, Pedro, who will be 33 years old on July 28, strongly interests the Andalusians. As with David Silva, they see him as a player capable of bringing his experience and his dynamism. However, English stables, as well as other Spanish clubs, are on the lookout. Both free, David Silva and Pedro are in the sights of a Betis team which has no more complex to invite itself to the table of other formations. But if the Andalusians’ project can be interesting, the game is far from being won, since the two men have high wages. Estadio Deportivo should count on a gesture on their part. After Nabil Fekir last summer, Betis takes on two other world champions in 2020.