William Carvalho and Marc Bartra were, almost without a doubt, the most notorious signings of Lorenzo Serra Ferrer during his time as Betis sports director. Only Sergio Canales could compete with them by weight of his name before reaching Heliopolis, but the Cantabrian landed with the letter of freedom. And there is also the case of Lo Celso, who arrived on loan with a purchase option that was exercised to sell him after only one campaign as a Betis.
The season for the Portuguese and the Catalan has been remarkably highwhich means that the doubts regarding his future in the next market only increase due to his contractual situation.
Because what Bartra and Carvalho also agree on is that their contracts were signed for the same duration: both expire in 2023. Or what is the same, Betis is obliged to renew or transfer them this summer if they do not want them to leave in a year without leaving a euro in Villamarín’s coffers. Some coffers that, as the club has made public on several occasions, need income.
With Bartra’s entourage there have already been contacts regarding a contract extension and with Carvalho’s it is expected to do so shortly. Betis learned the lesson of how Mandi He left for free and he doesn’t want that to happen again with two of the most important footballers on Pellegrini’s squad.