The Andalusian team would have offered Fiorentina 10 million dollars to take over the Chilean’s services.
Real Betis the preseason started, now under the orders of the new coach Manuel Pellegrini. And while the Chilean strategist is already thinking about the next course of the Verdiblanca institution, the leadership is moving in terms of reinforcements.
In this context, and according to information from El Mercurio, the Betis would have made an offer to Fiorentina to acquire the services of Erick Thumb. Faithful to the aforementioned media, those of Benito Villamarín put 10 million dollars on the table to keep the letter of the one born in Antofagasta; however, the Viola painting would not be sure of letting the former Catholic University leave for that sum: it set the price of its pass at at least 16 million of the same North American currency.
It should be remembered that the La Roja player had a great season in his debut with the shirt of the team directed by Giuseppe Iachini. For Serie A he played a total of 37 games (32 of them as a starter), in which he celebrated seven conquests (all penalties) and gave six assists. In fact, he was the fourth Calcio player on occasions created, only behind Luis Alberto, from Lazio, Alejandro “Papu” Gómez, from Atalanta, and Lorenzo Insigne, from Napoli.
It is worth mentioning that Thumb would not be the Engineer’s only objective. And it is that the Sevillians would have Claudio Bravo in their folders, who ends his cycle in Manchester City and will leave Pep Guardiola’s squad once his team’s participation in this Champions League ends. The Heliópolis team wants to give a push to the demarcation looking for competition for Joel Robles and giving the very young Dani Martín to a team that guarantees him minutes to grow.
“It is an institution that has a great history in Spain, many fans; they are clubs that catch any player’s attention. Imagine what Betis means now with a great coach like Pellegrini ”, explained the own formed in Colo Colo.
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