Salva Sevilla pleads with Pepe Mel

Real Betis midfielder Salva Sevilla has pleaded with boss Pepe Mel to help him in his efforts to force a move to Real Zaragoza.

A report in AS claims the 28-year-old has already verbally agreed a three-year deal with Los Manos and has held talks with Mel at Betis’ pre-season training camp in El Portil, Huelva, where he asked him to try to find a solution.

Sevilla’s problem is that Zaragoza boss Manolo Jimenez, who knows the player from his time with Sevilla’s B team, has given him one week to resolve the matter before he starts to look elsewhere, plus the fact that Betis are also demanding a transfer fee.

The Andalusians are believed to still owe Sevilla money in wages and the deal could well hinge on whether this could be incorporated into any agreement, as it seems certain Zaragoza would need to pay at least something.

Meanwhile, Jimenez is desperate to bring in players to reinforce his midfield as Apono and Ruben Micael, two players on loan at Zaragoza last season, look as if they may not return to La Romareda, and a deal has already been struck with Sevilla’s agent Joseba Diaz.

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