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Friday October 18 2019
La Liga bosses hit out at El Clasico postponement

The bosses of Real Betis and Real Valladolid have hit out at the decision to postpone El Clasico later this month.

Both clubs will face Real Madrid and Barcelona in the following weekend after the week in which the mammoth clash was due to be scheduled.

The cancellation of the game - pushed back to a currently unspecified date in December - leaves both the Blaugrana and Madrid with an extra week in which to prepare for their following league games compares to their opponents.

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Sunday October 13 2019
Real Betis linked with Andriy Lunin

Real Betis are considering a move for Real Madrid goal keeper Andriy Lunin in January.

According to reports in Mundo Deportivo, manager Rubi is unhappy with the performances of both Joel Robles and Dani Martin as his current goalkeeping options so far this season.

Lunin, who is currently on loan at Real Valladolid, however he is yet to feature for Sergio Gonzalaez's side, with Joel Masip remaining as first choice at the club.

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Wednesday October 9 2019
Sporting CP want to end Jese Rodriguez loan

Portuguese club Sporting CP want to end their loan deal for Paris Saint-Germain forward Jese Rodriguez, report Diario Sport.

The Spaniard has played on four occasions for the club - starting twice - but is yet to score and the side reportedly have no plans to extend his deal and indeed want to cut it short.

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Tuesday October 8 2019
Real Betis boss Rubi under pressure - reports

Directors of Real Betis have held a meeting in which the future of Coach Rubi came under scrutiny, according to El Chiringuito TV.

Los Verdiblancos have made a sluggish start to their league season picking up just nine points from their opening eight matches and sitting just two points and two places above the relegation zone.

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Thursday October 3 2019
Patrick O'Connell: The man who saved Barcelona and triumphed with Real Betis

Patrick O'Connell was Manchester United captain, title winning boss with Real Betis and later, the saviour of Barcelona - Dominic McCearney details his story.

Patrick O'Connell

How did an Irishman captain Manchester United, win La Liga with Real Betis and save FC Barcelona from extinction end up dying alone and homeless on a street in London? And how, subsequently was he forgotten for a generation? This is the story of Patrick “Don Patricio” O’Connell.

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Tuesday October 1 2019
Betis defender Emerson may join Barcelona next summer

Barcelona may take up an option to sign Real Betis full-back Emerson next summer due to his performance level, say ESPN FC.

The 20-year-old initially joined the Blaugrana in January from Atletico Mineiro in a €12.7m deal in a convoluted operation in which both Barcelona and Real Betis paid for half that sum each.

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Thursday September 26 2019
Andres Guardado to sign new Real Betis deal

Real Betis midfielder Andres Guardado is set to sign a new contract with the club, despite links with a move to MLS.

A report in Estadio Deportivo on Thursday carries the news, directly contradicting an earlier report in Mexican outlet TUDN that he would join Chicago Fire in 2020.

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Thursday September 26 2019
Real Betis track Boca Juniors midfielder Ivan Marcone

Real Betis are eyeing a move for Boca Juniors midfielder and Argentina international Ivan Marcone, say reports in Spain.

Mucho Deporte say the 29-year-old - who won his first cap for his nation earlier this year - is on the radar of Los Verdiblancos.

It follows on from reports that Andres Guardado looks set to leave Betis next year and this could open up a spot for a new central midfielder to arrive.

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Wednesday September 25 2019
Barcelona scout Napoli duo Fabian Ruiz, Kalidou Koulibaly

Spanish champions Barcelona are keeping tabs on Napoli duo Kalidou Koulibaly and Fabian Ruiz (pictured), according to a report in Marca.

It is claimed that the Blaugrana’s director of football Eric Abidal went to Italy over the weekend to watch the Naples-based side play Lecce and scout the players.

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Wednesday September 25 2019
Betis midfielder Andres Guardado set for MLS

Real Betis midfielder Andres Guardado will join MLS side Chicago Fire next year, according to a report in Mexican outlet TUDN.

It is claimed by the media site that MLS are already in negotiations with Betis over the deal and while the Mexican international will make the decision on what club he joins, Chicago Fire are best placed to land him.

The 32-year-old has made 76 first-team appearances for Los Verdiblancos since joining from PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2017.

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