A full-fledged Betis ‘just in case’ on the left side

Miranda (until 2024) and Lex Moreno (2025) have a valid contract and Pellegrini’s confidence, but the Catalan has offers and Cordán wants to cover his back

The next transfer window ventures into Heliopolis. On the one hand, Antonio Cordón has tied up central defender Luiz Felipe (free, at the end of his contract with Lazio) and winger Luiz Henrique (paying 9+4 million euros to Fluminense), advancing negotiations for other players in the absence of being auctioned off ( Álex Fernández, Marc Roca, Dani Ceballos…). And it is that the need, verbalized both by the man from Extremadura and by the president of Real Betis, Ángel Haro, to make a big sale (“better than four smaller ones”, settled the former Monaco player) to balance the accounts and allow rearmament It’s on the table. And it depends on who ends up leaving, one demarcation or another will have to be reinforced, of course. Because there are several members of the Seville campus with proposals or promises of them shortly.

Almost all eyes are on Guido Rodríguez, with posh ‘girlfriends’ who, even, do not disdain the possibility of resorting to the termination clause to get him out of La Palmera. Of those 80 million, right now 64 would go to the Betis coffers and 16 to those of Club América, so the goal is for the pivot to play at least eight of the remaining nine official matches to become a centenary here,’ forcing’ Benito Villamarín’s staff to acquire another 10% of his pass (up to 90%) at a modest price, according to what it cost in his day (3 + 3), not its current appraisal (25). In this way, the distribution would be 72 and 8. But not only the Argentine could ‘fly’. In reality, the heliopolitan managers are trying to improve and extend their contract (raising the clause as well), which expires in 2024, as well as those of other tempted, such as William Carvalho (he has until 2023) or Álex Moreno (already tied until 2025).

Thus, and although Miranda will continue to be on the payroll for two more campaigns, the market is being scrutinized in search of opportunities in all lines, including left back. The Catalan’s season, which cost about 7.5 kilos and is valued at 12, with a unilateral freedom before its renewal of 40 million, has aroused the interest of several entities that already wanted him and other new ones. From the Premier, the Bundesliga and LaLiga (Barcelona do not take their eyes off Jordi Alba as a possible competition) there will be interest, so on the main floor of the Verdiblanco Coliseum they want to be prepared. A ‘just in case’.

The follow-up, revealed by ‘Abc’, of Sergio Akieme (24), signed last summer by Almería from Barcelona B for 3.5 million, after a successful loan, is framed in this context. The first contacts between clubs would have already occurred a week ago, leaving the parties to resume dialogue soon, because, despite the excellent relations, everything will depend on the possible promotion or not of the Indálicos to First Division. Also of the economic demands, although there Betis has possible assignments to lower them. Of Equatorial Guinean origins, but Spanish by birth (he was born in Madrid and has been an under-19 international with the ‘Rojita’), Akieme has accumulated one goal and two assists in 26 games as a rojiblanco this season (more than 2,000 minutes).