Pardo excited after Betis move

Ruben Pardo had ‘no doubts’ about his decision to join Real Betis on loan from Real Sociedad for the remainder of the current campaign.

The 24-year-old former Spanish youth international has racked up 158 appearances for La Real and signed a new contract at the Basque club earlier this month, but completed a loan move to Los Verdiblancos after limited appearances this season.

“Betis were an option that I really liked since my agent first mentioned the idea, I had no doubts about making the move,” admitted Pardo at his introductory press conference.

“I was very impressed the times I played here with Real Sociedad, and I wanted to join this project.  I see ambition and good players. I’ve been warmly welcomed and I’m very happy.

“I like Real Betis a lot. I’ve seen they’ve had a bit of everything: good games and bad games. I see a team with good assets in defence, midfield, and attacking line. I think we can make a good year.

“The chance of coming here came up and I think it can be really good for me. I’m focused on helping the team as much as I can and I think this move can help me grow.”

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