Betis snare Barca star
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real Betis have signed Barca's Damia Abella, their fourth summer capture.
Real Betis have made their fourth signing of the summer, snapping up Barcelona's Damia Abella.
Los Verdiblancos have splashed out é¼1 million (£600,000) for the 24-year-old who has signed a five-year contract.
Abella, who can play at right-back or in midfield, came through the youth ranks at Camp Nou but failed to cement a regular first-team berth.
Last season he joined Racing Santander on a two-year loan deal in January, but that has now been cancelled as he has sealed a permanent move to Betis.
Racing will receive é¼240.000 (£160,000) of the fee paid to Barca by Betis having themselves shelled out for the two-season loan.
Abella is currently injured and may even need minor surgery to correct the problem, but is confident of being fit for the start of the new Spanish campaign.