Betis want Campbell for another year

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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.

We think.

Thanks to @RYO_cleverfish for the heads-up.

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GalindosMother

He’s no Sammy Galindo

Aamir
Aamir

He has actually been rated very highly by the Spanish newspapers.
He has a lot of talent, he is fast and strong. His finishing will improve. I think he will break into the Arsenal team in a couple of seasons.

Aaberg
Aaberg

Won’t be hard for him to… Since there is only 1 other striker at the club.

santi's panties
santi's panties

Not after this summer, when the swoop-planning war chest snaps up some top, top quality aces in a real coup.

Zeddington
Zeddington

He missed his chance. This summer we’ll be signing Falcavani Gotzraawy.

wengersauce
wengersauce

I’ve got no problem with Campbell staying out on loan. A need to focus on quality/experienced additions this summer anyways. And can dick law just go and die somewhere? Preferably painfully and embarrassingly.

Otis
Otis

He’s never going to play for us, is he?

Ihavenoideawhattocallmyself
Ihavenoideawhattocallmyself

I’ve been watching him quite a lot recently and he’s impressed me. Mainly been used on the wings and is constantly tracking back. His dribbling looks very good, he is fast and will take on a defender. His final ball is not the best but it will get better gradually, and he has started every game since around December.

peterparker78
peterparker78

I agree.

I have following his progress closely and trying to watch Betis games as much as I can. The fact that Betis are sitting at the top half of La Liga and he is starting games regularly and they want to keep him, can only be good for two reasons

1. He is more likely to accumulate international appearances making him eligible for Work Permit
2. Playing regularly in one of the top European league can only help improve his game

Much better than sitting on the bench or playing for reserves

ANDR
ANDR

He already qualifies for a work permit. He has started in 75 % of costa rica’s games in the previous year

A Yank
A Yank

Also been streaming the odd half of a Betis match now and then just to watch Campbell. I do like that he’ll run at people with the ball (something only Jack seems to want to do right now), but hoping that he gets a little more lethal around goal. I hope that’s not something that is innate.

Hefty Dave
Hefty Dave

He will be the new GERV I hope but will score 🙂

Nacho Vermertesagna
Nacho Vermertesagna

How old is he?

Hoogy
Hoogy

Nobody else sensing a bit of the Vela-syndrome here?

john
john

i think Vela’s problem wasn’t a lack of talent to succeed at Arsenal but his partying. I know quite a few mexican’s who used to party with him, and they tell me he was a big drinker

ANDR
ANDR

Now there doesnt seem to be any problem. He is doing brilliantly at sociedad. Good thing that we have a buyback clause

Benis
Benis

“Mexicans” is the key word there. I don’t want to sound racist, but what did you expect?

percyofgod
percyofgod

“… after Dick Law spent 5 months living in Corcovado National Park, and had signed 7 fake Joel Campbells before he got the right one.” What a comedian you are son, Arseblog?!!!!!

tamergooner
tamergooner

He did score an awesome goal for them from outside the box tho, and I think he should jus intergrate with our team asap

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BillyBatts
BillyBatts

Exclusive pic of the day Dick Law finally got the better of Campbell’s troublesome agent:
http://bit.ly/WmxxAn

LJN
LJN

Isn’t there a passport/work permit issue here anyway?

Nicolae

Are we playing his wages for the loan?

Anton
Anton

Law of the Dick’s most celebrated signing

TJ
TJ

LANS

Mikel Artekkers
Mikel Artekkers

He’s 20 years old. Something tells me if he had the potential to be a world beater he would have more than 2 goals in 17 games at age 20. How I would love to be proven wrong.

alex
alex

too early to say. not everyone develops at the same pace. where was drogba at 20? 64 games 12 goals, between the ages of 20-24.

Mikel Artekkers
Mikel Artekkers

Fair point, as I said, I hope he proves me wrong. After Chamakh, Gervinho, Bendtner, Arshavin, Park, and Vela, I just struggle to feel confident about an Arsenal player developing as expected.

ShahiGooner
ShahiGooner

Drogba apart from about 3 season doesn’t have the best goal record, just scores on the big occasions.

deano

No problem as long they take NB52 off our hands

TeeCee
TeeCee

The Greatest Striker To Ever Leave?

Hefty Dave
Hefty Dave

I hope he comes through from what I have seen of him he is really good on his feet just needs some help finding the back of the net 🙂

Mr.Montenegro
Mr.Montenegro

I saw him play just once and there is a potential in him, hope he will be great for us one day.

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