ANDl Real Betis is about to close the transfer of midfielder Ismael Gutiérrez to Atlético de Madrid, for about two million euros. Ismael was loaned in January of this year to Alaves until June 2021 but in the Vitoria team he has not played a minute since his arrival and both clubs had been negotiating the breakdown of the loan for weeks. Simeone has given the go-ahead for the signing of this young midfielder -primo of Fabian Ruiz, now at Napoli-, which in principle will play in the Atlético subsidiary, but has the characteristics that Cholo requires of its players in that area of the field, with a lot of physical potential and good ball handling
The news of the imminent transfer of Ismael to Atlético is advanced by the newspaper As and the Betic coach has been questioned about it, Manuel Pellegrini, this Friday at a press conference, because that extra income could come in handy for Betis to close the signing of the left-handed winger he is claiming, although Pellegrini has pointed out that Betis’s problem is a “salary limit and Ismael is not in the quota” .
“Ismael I know that he is a player that Betis has on loan to Alavés for two years, but he has not been at my command and I do not know him. He is a footballer who currently belongs to Alavés, so he does not occupy a place in the Betis for the salary limit, which is the problem we have to incorporate any footballer. His possible transfer is not related to the arrival of a full-back, ”said Pellegrini.