Real Betis has made it a clear priority to improve its defense in the winter transfer window. The team has struggled in the back line all season, and manager Manuel Pellegrini is looking for reinforcements.
The Betis had been linked with a move for Vitao of Shakhtar Donetsk, but Estadio Deportivo reports that the deal has become complicated. As a result, the club has turned its attention to Fluminense’s Nino.
Nino, 26, is a Brazilian center back who has been with Fluminense since 2017. He has made over 200 appearances for the club and is considered to be one of the best defenders in Brazil.
The Betis is confident that it can reach an agreement with Fluminense for Nino. The transfer is expected to cost around €10 million.
Nino would be a major addition to the Betis defense. He is a strong, physical player who is also good on the ball. He would help to shore up the team’s back line and give Pellegrini more options at center back.
The Betis is looking to make a push for European qualification this season. The addition of Nino would give the team a better chance of achieving its goals.