Aitor Ruibal, next on the list of renewals at Betis


The club is satisfied with the Catalan’s performance and convinced that there will be no problems in formalizing his contract extension

ANDn the sports plane, all eyes are on the last four days of League, in which access to next season’s continental competitions is at stake. But in the institutional, although the Betis try to work in the shadows so as not to divert attention, there is already progress in the planning of the next course, both in possible signings and departures and renewals.

If, as MARCA was advancing a couple of weeks ago, the extension of the contract of Victor Ruiz and there will be no problems to seal the continuity one more season of the captain Joaquin, as long as you see yourself wanting to continue, now is the turn to Aitor Ruibal. The Catalan winger, once the march of Mandi to the Villarreal at the end of the season, it is already the next name on the table of Antonio Cordon and the first approaches are already underway.

Ruibal He is one of the seven footballers of the Verdiblanca squad whose contract expires on June 30, 2022, in just over a year. And of those seven, waiting to know what the performance of Victor Camarasa when he returns to the pitch after his long knee injury, he is the only one the Betis wants to ‘tie’ in the short term, despite having the conviction that a case like that of Mandi (the others are Guarded, Sidnei, Bravo, Joel and Tello).

On the noble floor of the Benito Villamarin are convinced that there will be no problem so that Aitor Expand your relationship with the club as soon as both parties sit down to negotiate the specifics of your new contract. An agreement with which the footballer will improve his economic status and raise his termination clause, according to the performance he has been offering since he returned from his assignment in Leganes.

He convinced Pellegrini in Marbella

Pellegrini It did not take long to confirm during the preseason, in August of last year, that it had Ruibal to have a record of the first template. The former player of the Hospitalet, signed by Betis for his second team, he had matured in his assignments to Cartagena, Rayo Majadahonda and the cucumber club, and it was time for him to show that he was ready. And expectations are being met.

Ruibal He is already among the 10 players who have participated the most this season. Total 1,543 minutes in 27 official matches, 25 of League and two of Cup. And although it was difficult for him to make a place in the team, since January, coinciding with the best moment of the Betis This season, he is one of the regulars in the lineups of Pellegrini always showing her energy, momentum and involvement.

He chose in his day the number 24 that he had left free Ruben Castro, remembering the times when he played as a center forward. Converted now in extreme, Ruibal has only been able to score two goals so far this year, but both have served the Betis to rescue points, at 1-1 against the Villarreal of December 13 and in the tie last Sunday against the Valladolid, in the Jose Zorrilla.

A very important assistance in The Sadar versus Osasuna rounds off records, overall performance and consistency (he has only ceased to be available in one match due to injury throughout the course) that have served him to gain the confidence of the coaching staff, settle in the team and carve out a future at the club that will soon be sealed. For the moment, everything has been parked until the European objective is achieved. If certification ends, it will be time to close and announce pending renewals: Victor Ruiz, Joaquin… and also Aitor Ruibal.

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