Castro to swap Betis for Qatar?

Real Betis have admitted striker Ruben Castro could leave the club this summer with lucrative offers reportedly arriving from Qatar.

The 36-year-old striker has spent the last seven seasons at Los Verdiblancos where he has netted 135 league goals, including 13 last campaign.

Vice president Lorenzo Serra Ferrer confirmed the club would not stand in Castro’s way should he decide to leave the Seville-based club.

"There is a possibility that Ruben Castro will leave the club this summer,” Serra Ferrer admitted at a press conference on Monday.

“This is because the player shows an interest of moving on. If it is his wish, we will facilitate it.

“We are satisfied with how quickly the summer is moving, we have a number of deals already finalised and more are in the making.

“We have to search for the players who are the right fit for the team, the Coach and the fans – this Betis side must be successful.”

There have been a number of exits from Betis this summer including Petros, Alex Martinez, Bruno Gonzalez, Dani Pacheco, Francisco Portillo, Cristian Piccini and Roman Zozulya, while loan deals with Ruben Pardo and Ryan Donk have also expired.

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