Mon. Dec 9th, 2019

Borja Iglesias leaves Espanyol and signs for Betis

Weeks later, the soap opera comes to an end. Borja Iglesias leave the Spanish to enroll in the project of Ruby at Betis. The first contacts began to occur shortly after the former parakeet coach signed for Betis, they came to light at the time and since then it has been a tug of war between the parties involved. Rastar Group, company owned by Chen Yansheng and owner of the actions of the club, has issued a statement this morning explaining the details of the operation. Now we just need both clubs to formalize it, and it will be throughout this Wednesday. The player will arrive in Seville on Wednesday with permission from the blue and white club to pass medical check-up with the green and white.

Betis already has the striker he wanted and Espanyol has managed to pay the 28 million euros of his termination clause. How to pay it was what created the most conflict and what extended the negotiations the most. In the end the formula will be as follows: the blue and white club will charge 18 million euros now, 5 more in December and before June 30 the rest. Even so, 5% of the total amount will go to Celta Vigo, to whom Espanyol still owed a final payment. Borja's is the most expensive sale in the history of the Barcelona club.

Betis will pay 18 million now, 5 in December and the rest before June 30

Borja Iglesias arrived last year at the blue and white club from Celta de Vigo (although the previous campaign played on loan in the Saragossa) in exchange for 10 million euros. Then it was the most expensive signing in the history of Espanyol, only surpassed now by that of Matías Vargas (10.5). Already at that time the soccer player's representatives agreed on the condition that their clause be affordable.

Just over a year later, and after scoring seventeen goals in League and three in CupBorja Iglesias will leave Espanyol, where he has been an idol in his short but intense relationship. Such was the connection of 'Panda' with the fans that the club even made stuffed panda bear with the Espanyol shirt in his honor and it was undoubtedly the image of the classification in the last game that was the classification for Europa League when he left the lawn while the public begged him to stay.

This season, which has already begun for the David Gallego, has three goals in the previous rounds to reach the Europa League group stage. Something that does not imply any inconvenience in his signing for Betis because the Andalusians do not play European competition. The Galician striker will not be this Thursday in the second leg against Lucerne at RCDE Stadium.

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