Real Betis manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Real Betis have concluded their transfer activities for the season. While new arrivals were wanted by the club, they will not arrive. The club is in a difficult economic situation this season. This means they cannot spend more money in the market. There will be no further reinforcements this summer
Pellegrini and Betis have had a partnership for three years now. He won the Copa de Rey with Betis last summer. Now, expectations seem to be mounting on the manager this season. However, despite winning the trophy last season, no reinforcements will arrive this summer. Speaking to Mundo Deportivo, ahead of their opening match against Elche, Pellegrini said:
“There is no expectation of further reinforcements. We would have liked to analyse it from a different point of view, but there is an economic situation that means we cannot do so. The objective is to keep the squad as strong as possible following the exits of Joel, [Cristian] Tello and now [Marc] Bartra. It allows us to replace them just like last year. The sporting criteria, the work of Antonio [Cordon, Sporting Director] and the arrival of important players for free has allowed us to maintain our footballing strength.”
Marc Bartra exits Real Betis
Real Betis have confirmed the departure of Marc Bartra to Trabzonspor. The 31-year-old was in the final year of his contract with Betis. Batra’s departure from Betis will now allow them to register their new signings after failing to meet La Liga‘s financial limit. Batra was initially reluctant to leave Spain this season. However, Trabzonspor’s inclusion of multiple bonuses led to the defender agreeing on a move to Turkey. Bartra has signed a three-year contract with the club. Moreover, this move to Turkey could ensure that he plays Champions League football this season.
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