Last week, Spanish outlet Mucho Deporte reported that had approached Real Betis over the availability of teenage sensation Assane Diao.
The 18-year-old winger has scored six goals in 15 appearances for the La Liga side this season and it’s reported that we’re continuing to pursue the Senegalese-born attacker.
Estadio Deportivo report that we’re trying to steal a march on Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd by discussing a potential move with the player’s agent and family.
They reveal that we sent scouts to watch him in Betis’ Europa League win over Slavia Prague – where he scored in a 2-1 victory – and also had officials present to see him score in a 3-0 win against Valencia last month.
Diao stands 6ft tall and has been capped twice by Spain’s U21 side. He’s contracted to Betis until 2027 but is believed to have a €30m release clause in his deal.
It’s clear that the club are committed to signing some of the best young talent across the globe following Dan Ashworth’s arrival, so it’s another transfer link that makes sense.