The economic situation of Betis forces its sports director, Antonio Cordón, to search the market in search of bargains, hunting for free players or proposing imaginative solutions that allow access to otherwise unattainable footballers. But at the same time, another of the challenges in current football is to get ahead of the competition and the foreseeable revaluation of the product, signing for this to young players who have just trained in their own quarry, as has been the case, without going any further, of the Ivorian Paul Akouokou.
In this sense, the Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio has revealed that the Betis has closely followed the Uruguayan midfielder Matías Mir, only 17 years old, although everything indicates that he will finally sign a three-season contract with Parma.
Born in Las Palmas, although of Charrúa parents, Matías Mir has been trained in the lower categories of Peñarol de Montevideo, whose subsidiary is the captain, and he has even exercised this season with his first team. A young pearl, with an important physical presence, who has also attracted the attention of clubs such as Cagliari or English BrightonAlthough the intermediary Vicente Caselle would already have everything agreed with Parma, thereby frustrating Betis’ intentions.