Belgian League to tempt Mel?

Clubs in Belgium’s top League are reportedly monitoring Pepe Mel’s contract situation at Real Betis with an eye to tempting him over.

Mel is in negotiations with Betis over a new deal, with the club rumoured to be interested in settling on a three-year plan with their current boss.

However, financially the club are seen as restricted to a €600,000-a-year salary and this has apparently alerted more than one outfit in Belgium.

According to AS, clubs in the League are impressed with the impact Spaniards Javier Garrido and Victor Fernandez have had at Brugge and Gent and have identified Mel as another who may be convinced to make the same move.

Specifically, Standard Liege are named at the moment as having made an approach to Mel, to test out if he is interested, in light of confirmation that current Coach Mircea Rednic will leave at the end of the season.

Even with the Belgians seen as capable of doubling or even trebling Mel’s earnings, the Betis Coach is seen as happy where he is and only ready to leave the Benito Villamarin for a bigger club.

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