The drought of Juanmi Jiménez in front of the opposite goal Betis has penalized it, the Malaga player himself… and Real Sociedadwhere he played until 2019. The San Sebastian club included in the transfer contract a clause by which the Verdiblancos They must pay a million euros more when the striker reaches 30 official goals. He’s been 29 for several months now.
Coin striker He has not scored since February 18, when he opened the scoring against Valladolid in the first minute of play. returned to be starter the following week, in Elche, but was replaced at half-time. As of that date, he has only started three more games: the two in the Europa League round of 16 tie against Manchester United and against Getafe in LaLiga, at the end of May.
But he has not managed to score, and that He has enjoyed some very clear occasions. Perhaps that is why he has lost prominence in Pellegrini’s lineups. After recovering from some calcaneal spur problems that he suffered during his first months with Betis, The one from Coín scored 20 goals in 46 games last season, which earned him the adoration of the Heliopolitan crowd, with songs and even a nickname: ‘O Rei’ Juan Miguel.
This year he was aiming for another season with a lot of gunpowder, but a serious injury in Helsinki at the beginning of September it caused him to miss many months of playing and fitness. At the beginning of this 2023, he recently returned from his illness, Juanmi renewed with Betis until 2026. He just turned 30 and hopes to get off to a great start next season. So there shouldn’t be too many problems. so that next year he finally scores that goal that is worth so much money for Real, and many more who continue to help Betis.