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.”