There will be no communication official in this regard at the express wish of the parties, although it is already an open secret that Rui Silva has virtually become the first signing of the Real Betis for the 2021/2022 season. As Pau Lopez three years ago (later, but that summer, also to Joel), the Verdiblancos enhance their goal to zero cost with one of the ‘bargains’ on the market, an operation that has suffered many ups and downs and that it came to be in danger by the immense competition, although, finally, the Portuguese has been faithful to his word and the commitment acquired practically since the previous transfer window has been respected.
About to meet 27 years and in the best moment of his career, Maia wants to end his career in the Granada without media shocks. He did not renew and will not do so anymore, but he owes him a respect to the club that gave him a chance to jump into the elite. Rival for Europe of the Heliopolitans, despite the fact that the signing is clearly legal from January 1 when the contract ends a semester later, there will be discretion while the objectives are at stake, although everything is already signed and is not in danger of breaking. Even the denials and the ‘silenzio stampa’ recently installed in his environment has become a confirmation ‘sotto voce’, with which the indications are tangible evidence.
As published the previous week, the pre-contract between Betis and Rui Silva included a clause for which the goalkeeper could break it by paying a compensation modest while this latest transfer period was open. Since February 2, the agreement is already activated in its entirety, so any club that wants to take the Portuguese international again will have to face its clause rescission, higher than 30 million euros and, according to some sources, close to double in certain circumstances. Already in 2018, Tottenham He tried it with Pau López, asking the Verdiblancos for the 30 kilos that he later took from the Roma.
Although Atlético de Madrid, Inter Milan, Porto and Everton They appeared strongly at the last minute, Rui Silva has maintained his bet on Betis, evaluating the possibility of continuing to be a starter here and the risk of facing more dubious adventures in other destinations, perhaps with more money involved and more international prestige. All in all, the still Nasrid goalkeeper will see his emoluments considerably increased here, as was already revealed in the STADIUM, a fruit also on his day of the scoop on the engagement, which will be four seasons and a possibly optional fifth, although other sources speak directly of five.
In July, by the way, Antonio Cord and, if everything continues just as well, Manuel Pilgrims They must decide what to do with the four occupants of the goal that will meet in La Palmera: Rui Silva, Bravo, Joel and Dani Martín. The Chilean and the Getafense, with a one-year contract still, will put their future up for debate, with Betis being the last possibility, at least with the now holder, of obtaining some revenue. The Asturian, very punished by injuries in the last few months, it is cession meat much to his regret.