Real Betis are closing in on the signing of Ukraine international Roman Zozulya, a free agent after leaving Dnipro.
Seville-based Estadio Deportivo reports the imminent arrival of the versatile forward, who would be the eighth new face at Benito Villamarin this summer.
It’s noted that the main obstacle to the operation – a six-month ban given to Zozulya for an altercation with a referee – has been cleared on appeal and his suspension will be up in early August instead.
Talks are on-going over Zozulya’s salary as the player’s camp and the club were not on the same terms at first, but a medical has been completed and it was expected to be rigorous after Zozulya missed seven months of 2015 with a knee injury.
The 26-year-old, who played under Betis fitness coach Marco Alvarez while at Dnipro, will become the first Ukrainian to wear the green and white stripes.