Betis bring in French forward
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real Betis pushed through a deal to sign Paris Saint Germain striker Fabrice Pancrate.
Real Betis left it late but pushed through a deal to sign Paris Saint Germain striker Fabrice Pancrate on Wednesday night.
The forward joins on loan for the remainder of the season although it is unclear whether Betis have secured an option to sign him permanently.
He arrived at PSG in the summer of 2004 after a successful spell at Le Mans.
However, the 26-year-old has failed to establish himself in the French capital and made only five starts in the first half of this season.
Despite that, Betis boss Luis Fernandez - who will know the player from his time managing in France - clearly feels Pancrate will offer his side a valuable option as they bid to pull away from the lower reaches of the Primera table.
The Frenchman is Betis' third signing of the window following Juan Pablo Caffa and Branko Ilic into the club and will be replaced at PSG by Peguy Luyindula who departed Levante to secure a return to France.
Meanwhile, Betis also agreed to loan Alejandro Lembo back to his native Uruguay.
The defender has moved to Nacional de Montevideo until July.