ANDl Betis has just made the recruitment of Portuguese official on its official radio and through a statement published on its website and social media profiles Rui Silva, 27 years old, who becomes the new goalkeeper of the Verdiblanco team for the next five seasons, until June 30, 2026. This is the third signing to reinforce the squad of Manuel Pellegrini after those of Juan Miranda Y Youssouf Sabaly.
Rui Silva, concentrated these days with the selection of Portugal to dispute the Eurocup, arrive at Benito Villamarin with the release letter after fulfilling your contract with him grenade, a club in which he has remained for the last four and a half years. With the Nasrid team he has played 67 matches of League on First division, 44 in Second, three in the Copa del Rey and 14 in the UEFA Europa League, leaving his clean sheet 44 times.
With his 1.91 meters tall and good ball handling with his feet, Rui Silva fits the profile of a modern goalkeeper compatible with the style of play Betis. In the last two years he has also uncovered himself as a specialist in penalties, stopping five of the 15 that have been thrown at him in The league. Its market value has practically not stopped growing and already reaches 12 million euros according to transfermarkt.com.
Competition for Claudio Bravo
In principle, Rui Silva arrive at Betis to compete for a starting position with the Chilean Claudio Bravo. Although the Verdiblanco club has two other goalkeepers with a valid contract, the Getafense Joel robles, who enjoyed quite a few games the season just ended, and the Asturian Dani Martin, recovering from a serious knee injury. The Sports Direction and the coaching staff will define in the coming weeks depending on the market how the position is configured for the next course.