Amaya close to Latics exit

Spanish defender has option to join Real Betis

Amaya: Could make Spanish return with Real Betis

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Newly-promoted Real Betis are closing in on the capture of Wigan Athletic's defender Antonio Amaya.

The Latics landed the stopper from Rayo Vallecano on a three-year contract in August 2009, but the Spaniard has failed to make an impression at the DW Stadium.

The 28-year-old spent last season on loan with former club Rayo and is now keen on a permanent move back to Spain.

Betis' head coach Pepe Mel is well aware of Amaya's abilities and the club are believed to have tabled a €300,000 (£263k) offer for his signature.

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has given Amaya the thumbs up to return to Spain and he is now mulling over signing a three-year deal with Betis.