Setien confirms Real Betis want more signings

Real Betis boss Quique Setien wants to sign more players, despite already bringing in eight players this summer.

Following his arrival at the club this summer, Setien has introduced seven new faces to the club, bringing in Cristian Tello, Zouhair Feddal, Jordi Amat, Andres Guardado, Antonio Barragan, Victor Camarasa, Sergio Leon and most recently – Ryad Boudebouz.

New arrivals have also seen a number of players leave with Dani Ceballos, Cristiano Picchini, Petros and experienced striker Ruben Castro leave the club.

“The door is open for more signings of course,” Setien told Canal Sur ahead of the new season.

“Sometimes you have to accept the market does not always offer what you need but we believe there are still aspects missing and we will work on them.

Having completed the signing of Boudebouz from Montpellier earlier in the week, Setien discussed what he will bring the to Andalusian club.

“Ryad Boudebouz? He’s a great footballer, we can all see this, so I’m delighted to have him on board with us – we haven’t seen him as a person yet but we can assure him he will love it here and we will love him.”

Further to bringing in new players, Setien discussed the option of seeing a number of young players from the academy step up and be given a chance this season.

“We intend to incorporate more youth team players in…these boys are Beticos in their blood and many will stay and train with us, I will play them when I believe it’s possible and is right.

“The win over Milan? It was a highlight of pre-season, which has been a learning curve and I will not base any predictions for these season on it!

“However, that game prepared us well for the league opener against Barcelona, where we must have our highest levels of concentration if we are to be successful.”


Source: La Liga News