ANDl Betis In recent years it has been one of the teams that has worked the most and best in the free player market. This is how footballers of the level of Sergio Canales, Pau Lopez, Joel robles or Takashi inui, among others. However, the economic growth that the entity had been experiencing also invited it on many occasions to pull the checkbook to strengthen itself.
In the 2017-18 season, for example, it invested 38.5 million euros in hires; in 2018-19 their spending rose to 44.5 million; and in 2019-20 he established his historical record in this section, allocating more than 92 ‘kilos’ to new players. But the crisis caused by the covid-19 pandemic has brought a halt that has forced it to completely transform its market model to adapt to its new reality.
The Betis opted for a duo made up of a prestigious sports director, Antonio Cordon, and a first-rate technician, Manuel Pellegrini, to seek success in a very different perspective than in previous years. And he is achieving it by applying a strict policy of transfers at ‘zero cost’: since his arrival there are already six incorporations made for his squad consecutively without investing a single euro.
With Claudio Bravo, Victor Ruiz Y Martin Montoya, in addition to the transfer of Juan Miranda, they achieved the European classification the season just ended. And this summer, to the definitive incorporation of the side of Olive groves They’ve united Youssouf Sabaly Y Rui Silva. Three incorporations without a transfer in between, and those that remain ahead, with which to try to strengthen a squad that will face three competitions next year.
A positive balance of 20 million
This form of signing, forced by the financial situation of the club, is being decisive for the Betis little by little balance your balance. Waiting to know if The league allows it to adjust its deficit in two or three years, which would open the door to signings with amounts in between, the Verdiblancos already show a balance of zero euros in hires and more than 20 kilos in sales since the arrival of Cord (after departures from Feddal, Sanabria and Emerson). A new path until the pothole is overcome.