Fran Beltran open to Celta Vigo exit

Celta Vigo midfielder Fran Beltran is open to leaving the club in January, if he continues to be frozen out of the team.

Beltran signed for the Galician club from Rayo Vallecano at the start of the 2018-19 campaign in an €8M deal, making 30 La Liga appearances last season as the club staved off relegation to the Segunda Division.

However he has started just five of Celta's 10 La Liga games so far this season, with manager Fran Escriba rotating between him and former Barcelona midfielder Rafinha.

The lack of game time has left Beltran frustrated, and he is considering a move away in the winter transfer market, according to a report in Diario AS.

"I spoke with my representatives and family this summer about leaving.

"I told them that I wanted to play, and that I was open to leaving on loan for a season, and then coming back.

"But I spoke with the club and they preferred to keep me here for the season.

"I am still considering moving on, and if I am still not playing by January, I will ask the club again.

"I want to play and to develop as a player, but the deal needs to be right for me and for Celta."

Beltran could return to his boyhood club Rayo Vallecano, although he is likely to have to take a pay reduction to rejoin Paco Jemez's side.

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