Betis keep alive the goal of going to Europe while their sporting director, Antonio Cordón, plans at the same time the next season for a team that may be revolutionized. It is not certain, for example, that one of the captains, Aissa Mandi, is still on the roster. The central, born in France but international with Algeria, ends his contract in June and there have been talks for his renewal that seemed to be on track although they have not been signed. In principle, the footballer wants to continue at Villamarín.
But this winter in fact Mandi could come out of having crystallized interest from Saudi Arabia, specifically from Al-Ahli in Jeddah. Latitudes in which very high salaries are paid, with which you cannot compete. The desire to have the Betis footballer, which has not evaporated, was confirmed to DZ Foot by one of the spokesmen of the Arab club, Faisal Said.
* Data updated as of February 9, 2021
Mandi is the footballer who has played the most in the Betis squad since he landed at the club in the summer of 2016, led by Miguel Torrecilla. He arrived from the French Stade de Reims in exchange for about three million euros and for months he has been one of the captains of the Heliopolitan dressing room. He is 29 years old, he has reached maturity, and his free agent status has surrounded him with offers.