Real Betis sporting director Ramón Planes has admitted midfielder Guido Rodríguez’s contract situation is ‘favourable’ to his suitors, with Nottingham Forest among them.

The Betis director has been speaking to Radio Sevilla, relayed by Estadio Deportivo, regarding the ongoing contract situation around Rodríguez and teammates Isco and Juan Miranda.

The three players are currently out of contract at the end of the season and yet to sign new deals, which is a problem for Betis as they risk losing them once the January transfer window opens.

All three will be free to negotiate pre-contract agreements with clubs around Europe and potentially leave on free transfers in the summer.

There’s a distinct possibility that will happen too, with all three enjoying suitors, none more so than Rodríguez.

He’s regularly been linked with a move away from Betis in recent years and in the summer, it was Nottingham Forest who were most keen as they looked to add a central midfielder to Steve Cooper’s squad.

They made several offers for the Argentine and he confirmed he was close to departing, only for him and his family to elect to stay in Seville as his partner wanted to have her baby there.

Whether they decide to stick with that moving forwards remains to be seen and Planes admits his contract situation does favour his suitors, such as Nottingham Forest.

“We are working on those cases and others,” he said.

“There are lighter ones in some and darker ones in others. They are different topics; We are in all three with the idea that they continue at Betis.

“Miranda and Guido’s contractual situation is favourable for other teams, so we understand that they have to value the effort we are making to keep them and our project. We have options for all three to continue next year. With Isco we are closer due to the will of the parties.”