Real Betis have not ruled out a move for Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, despite moving for Manchester City’s Claudio Bravo.
The Palace goalkeeper had been identified as a target for Manuel Pellegrini’s side this summer, with them keen to add a new goalkeeper to their squad.
However, the trail appeared to have run cold, with reports this week indicating that they had turned their attention to City’s Bravo instead.
Indeed, a deal for the Chilean goalkeeper appears to be advancing, with talks with his agent ‘well underway’ and the Spanish club ‘optimistic’ about a move happening.
That would seemingly make a move for Guaita unlikely but Estadio Deportivo report today that that is not the case.
In fact, the opposite is true, and according to their information, the potential arrival of Bravo does not mean that signing Guaita has been ‘ruled out’.
It’s explained that while the Crystal Palace goalkeeper has other proposals on the table from the Premier League and Serie A, he has not ‘opted’ for them because he is ‘excited’ to return to La Liga.
He values the interest from Betis ‘very positively’ and a source close to the club has told Estadio the Spanish club have not ‘extinguished’ that interest as of yet.
Indeed, there have been numerous rumours the club are looking to hire two goalkeepers this summer so that would fit.
The problem is that unlike Bravo, Guaita still has a contract with Crystal Palace, so a fee will need to be negotiated there before can make any move, which is presumably why the Chilean is ahead in their thinking at this moment in time.