Salva Sevilla clears the air at Betis

Real Betis midfielder Salva Sevilla has given his own version of events after this summer’s uncertainty over his future at the club.

The 28-year-old has been the subject of intense recent speculation after being linked with a move to Real Zaragoza, as well as rumours he wanted to quit Los Beticos and the club was also keen for him to depart the Benito Villamarin.

However, the Almeria-born player, who has so far maintained a discreet silence, made it clear to Marca he does not want to leave.

“What I want to make clear is that I did not ever want to leave Betis. If I have sought to find a solution to my situation then it is because the club told me to and that is the truth,” he explained.

Salva claims the insecurity surrounding his future has made it a very uncomfortable summer, yet a chat with boss Pepe Mel at the club’s pre-season training camp in Nuevo Portil last week has convinced him he will be wearing a green and white shirt next season.

“I now feel more relaxed because I have spoken to people about certain things and I all my focus is now on Real Betis.

“I want to work as hard as possible and complete the two-year contract I signed, so I hope what everybody has said is correct and I am important to the club, although that depends on me and I will need to work hard.”

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