Betis line up left back
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real Betis are close to landing a new left-back having lined up deals for two players.Real Betis are close to landing a new left back having lined up deals for two players.
Lazio's Oscar Lopez and Jaime of UD Las Palmas are the men in question, although Betis will only sign one of the duo.
Los Verdiblancos are desperate to reinforce the left side of their defence after injuries to Paolo Castellini and Luis Fernandez.
It is thought that Lopez - who has fallen out of favour at Stadio Olimpico after joining on loan last summer from Barcelona - remains the priority of Betis coach Lorenzo Serra Ferrer.
Betis president Manuel Ruiz de Lopera confirmed that a deal was in place should the club wish to proceed.
"Contact has already been made and there would not be any problems in closing a loan with the option to buy at the end of the season," he stated.
However, the Primera outfit are still considering the option of Jaime - full name Jaime Perez Morales - who has been recommended by director of sport Alexis Suarez.