The new management of Betis has taken over from the one led by Antonio Cordón and they are scanning the market in search of a central defender to accompany Luiz Felipe
He Real Betis is looking for a left-footed central defender who can accompany Louis Philippe on the defensive line next season. So far, the target of the clearing: Evan Ndicka. However, circumstances have changed enormously in recent weeks. And it is that Ramón Planes has become the new sports director of the Verdiblanco club.
However, and despite the important change that has taken place in the sporting management, one of the objectives for next season is the arrival of a new central defender. Now, after ruling out the signing of Ndicka, we have known who the new favorite is. A favorite who could come to Betis to accompany Luiz Felipe.
Betis forgets Ndicka as Luiz Felipe’s partner
In the first moment, Evan Ndicka seemed to be the main candidate to reinforce the Betis defense. However, it has recently become known that the French player would be about to finalize his signing with AS Roma, which has led the Verdiblanco club to explore other alternatives in the transfer market.
Thus, the club has been evaluating various options on the market to strengthen its defense, and one of the names that has stood out as a favorite is that of Diogo Leite. The young 24-year-old Portuguese defender has aroused the interest of the sports management due to his projection and performance at Unión Berlin. That is why they are determined to try to sign him this summer.
Diego Leite, the covert of Plans
Diogo Leite has stood out this season and despite his youth, he has shown maturity and solidity in his defensive performance. Likewise, they are aware that he will have to return to Porto this coming season, where he does not seem to have a place. That is why a transfer this summer seems feasible.
Betis, aware of the importance of having a solid and balanced defence, has intensified its efforts to close the hiring of Diogo Leite. The board of directors and the coaching staff have carefully analyzed the player’s qualities and consider that he would fit perfectly into the style of play that coach Manuel Pellegrini seeks to implement, who sees him as a solid partner for Luiz Felipe in the backbone.