The Betis defense has been greatly weakened after Edgar’s departure and it is expected that Luiz Felipe will also leave the team this summer market
After the last moves of the team, Manuel Pellegrini considers it a necessity to incorporate Betis to a new defender. It is already known that Edgar will play next season with the UD Almería shirt, while the departure of another central defender who last season was very important for the Chilean coach throughout the year is also expected.
Thus, the Verdiblanco team is determined to reinforce its defense for next season after the imminent departures of two key players. Yes indeed, Pellegrini’s goal for Betis It is far from affordable, since it is expected that they will have to make a significant economic effort.
Pellegrini asks for a new center-back for Betis sales
As we know, Betis has had to deal with the unexpected departures of Edgar and Luiz Felipe, who have found new destinations at UD Almería and West Ham, respectively. These casualties have left a gap in the defense of the Sevillian team, and the board has wasted no time looking for alternatives.
Among the various options evaluated, The name that has most captivated coach Pellegrini is that of Santiago Bueno. The 24-year-old Uruguayan defender has excelled at Girona FC, showing great defensive solidity and good passing skills. In addition, he has extensive experience in Spanish football, having played for clubs like Barcelona B, where he showed a good level.
Santiago Well, a very complicated signing
the possible arrival of Bueno to Betis It would be a significant reinforcement for the Verdiblanca defense. His versatility to play as a centre-back or right-back gives him added value, as he could adapt to the different tactical needs of the team. In addition, his youth and future projection fit perfectly with the club’s transfer policy.
Nevertheless, Betis will have to face competition from other clubs interested in signing Bueno. His outstanding performance at Girona FC has drawn the attention of several teams in the First Division and abroad. Therefore, the Verdiblanca board will have to act quickly if they want to satisfy Pellegrini’s requests for next season.