Real Betis have revealed that they’d like to keep striker Joel Campbell at the club for another 12 months when the current loan arrangement with Arsenal concludes.
According to manager Pepe Mel, he and club president, Miguel Guillén, will travel to London to start negotiations with the Gunners.
“Very soon we’ll travel to London to ask Arsenal to loan for a second year loan for Campbell,” he’s quoted in crlegionarios.com.
The Andalusian club are obviously impressed with the Costa Rican hit man, despite the fact he’s only managed two goals for them since arriving in Seville last summer.
He’s made 17 appearances for Betis this season, and while it’s undoubtedly a learning process for him, his performances do little to suggest he’s ready for the Premier League.
Campbell signed for Arsenal in the summer of 2011 after Dick Law spent 5 months living in Corcovado National Park, and had signed 7 fake Joel Campbells before he got the right one.
Thanks to @RYO_cleverfish for the heads-up.