Benat Etxebarria’s agent has revealed that the player is no longer discussing a contract extension with Real Betis and intends to leave this summer.
The playmaker had been in talks with the club over a new deal from the close of the summer transfer window, when bids from Wolfsburg and Athletic Bilbao were turned down.
With the player due to enter his final 12 months this coming June, his agent has now confirmed that the stalled negotiations are now over.
“We are not speaking about a renewal with Betis. Benat’s future is probably far from Seville,” Jose Vicente Biurrun told TuttoMercatoWeb this week.
“We are not going to wait out the contract, but look for a club at the top level where Benat can play with continuity and show his football to the world.”
Biurrun confirmed that the player is keen to raise his level in the hope of making Spain’s 2014 World Cup squad.
“The call for the World Cup is a dream. It is why we are looking for a big club. In Italy, Juventus, Milan and Inter are good destinations.
“Although, right now, there has been no contact, they are very strong European clubs and we are open to consider any offer.”