Luis Felipeon vacation these days after spending the last few weeks concentrating on the choice of Italywith which he made his international debut last week, is the latest venture of Betis in the free player market. The 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder will join the team he leads Manuel Pellegrini next month with the goal of following in the footsteps of many of the players who have arrived at the club free of charge in recent seasons.
Because it Betis For some time now, it has been a specialist when it comes to taking advantage of market opportunities. Virtually every summer, in recent years, he has added players who have terminated their contracts with their clubs to their plans, thus achieving significant savings in transfers thanks to an intensive recruitment effort that Sports direction going on for months.
Six “free” signings in two years with Cordón
Last year, without going any further, three players reached Betis at zero cost: Rui SilvaAfter the expiration of his contract with Garnet, Youssouf Sabalywhich closed a long stage in The Girondins in BordeauxY John Mirandafree after ending his relationship with Barcelonaeven if it concerns the side of olive groves, the Catalan club reserved a percentage for future sales. Three players who have contributed to the team Pellegrini will achieve their goals.
A year earlier, there were also three football players who joined the project without transfer costs: Martin Montoyacomes from Brighton, Victor Ruizafter terminating his contract with BesiktasY Claudio Bravowhich had just closed a successful stage in Manchester City. They all came along Antonio Cordon in front Sports direction continues a work that had begun several years ago …
Canales and Pau Lopez, two “finds” of sporting and economic achievements
Only the academic year 2019-20, where thanks to transfers of players such as. Paul Lopez, Junior Firpo, Sergio Leon or paid transfer of Lo Celsoincluding Betis raised a millionaire, verdiblancos did not go to the free player market. They made many signings (Borja Iglesias, Fekir, Juanmi, Alex Moreno…), But all with amounts involved. It was a somewhat atypical year, after the departure Serra Ferrerwithout sports director as such at the helm of Technical Secretary.
For the previous year, the Heliopolitan had made the best use of the players terminating their contract and recruited free of charge as a transfer, no less than sergio channels, Paul Lopez, Takashi Inui Y Joel Robles. A summer where he began to take advantage of this complicated market, where competition is extremely high, and which in the long run, together with important investments in top-level players, has made it possible for him to grow significantly, return to Europe… and win a title.