Real Betis manager Quique Setien says that his squad is still missing certain key roles and expressed his delight at securing the services of Ryad Boudebouz.
The La Liga club have been repeatedly linked with a move for Zenit Saint Petersburg’s Javi Garcia, mere days after officially announcing their acquisition of Montpellier midfielder Ryad Boudebouz – their eighth signing since Setien took over managerial duties in May.
In addition to Boudebouz, the Andalusians have also brought in defenders Jordi Amat, Antonio Barragan and Zouhair Feddal, midfielders Andres Guardado and Victor Camarasa, winger Cristian Tello and striker Sergio Leon.
“The door is open for more signings of course,” Setien told Canal Sur.
“Sometimes you have to accept the market does not always offer what you need but we believe there are still aspects missing and we will work on them.
“Ryad Boudebouz? He’s a great footballer, we can all see this, so I’m delighted to have him on board with us – we haven’t seen him as a person yet but we can assure him he will love it here and we will love him,” Setien said about the 27-year old Algerian playmaker.
“We intend to incorporate more youth team players in,” Setien continued, discussing his strategy for expanding the senior squad even further.
“These boys are Beticos in their blood and many will stay and train with us, I will play them when I believe it’s possible and is right,” the former Las Palmas boss added.