Real Betis’ plan for this summer includes bringing in a new goalkeeper after Joel Robles and Dani Martín failed to impress in the 2019/20 season.
On July 31st, Super Deporte reported Los Verdiblancos are the ‘most interested’ club in Crystal Palace’s Vicente Guaita.
Later that day, ABC de Sevilla explained the former Valencia man wants to return to Spain this summer, so that he can be closer to his family.
The keeper has a year left on his contract at Selhurst Park, and Betis’ interest in the 33-year-old is once again discussed in Sunday’s edition of AS.
It’s claimed Guaita’s name is the latest to appear in the list of goalkeeper targets for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
Antonio Cordón, the director of football at Betis has ‘probed’ the possibility of signing Roy Hodgson’s man.
AS also explain the La Liga side are holding out for Rui Silva, as the Granada keeper is the ‘favourite’ option for Betis.
According to the report, there would be a ‘pre-agreement’ between the Spanish side and Silva’s representative.
However, Silva has received proposals from elsewhere, and he prefers to decide his next destination with the approval of his employer. The newspaper states the Portuguese custodian is valued around €15m.
AS’ report indicates the Palace star is not the first choice for Betis, as they are still waiting to sign their ‘favourite’ target, Rui Silva.