NEWS
Friday June 23 2017
Betis close to Canales

Real Betis are close to making Real Sociedad midfielder Sergio Canales their second signing of the summer, say reports in Spain.

According to Diario AS, the 26-year-old has been one of Quique Setien’s primary transfer targets this summer due to his technical and passing qualities.

Canales started only seven La Liga matches last season – appearing off the bench on 24 occasions – and first-team opportunities will be even more limited next season with the return of Ruben Pardo from his loan spell at Betis.

The report states the Seville-based club are open to an initial season-long loan deal for the midfielder, potentially with an option to purchase, with the Basque club open to such a move for around €3m.

Betis have already completed the signing of Osasuna striker Sergio Leon this summer.

Football Italia website