Real Betis have been heavily linked with a move for Javi Garcia over the course of the transfer window.
The Spain international was signed by Zenit in August 2014 from Manchester City for a fee of 16.8 million euros.
The 30-year-old made 108 appearances across all competitions for Zenit, scoring 7 goals in return.
Javi Garcia has represented Spain at Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 18 caps and scoring two goals, before making his senior international debut in May 2012. As a member of Spain national football team, Garcia has won two caps.
Quique Setién wanted to sign a new defensive midfielder this summer and Javi Garcia was at the top of his wishlist.
The Spain international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfield player Quique Setién wanted to target in the summer transfer window.
Quique Setién is a long term admirer of Javi Garcia and believes he can get the most out of the Spain international.
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Real Betis are in the market for just a handful of statement signings this summer who can improve the first-team.
The defensive midfielder can also play as a central defender, offering Quique Setién a different option should he change his formation at Real Betis.
According to the report in Spanish Media, Javi Garcia will sign permanently with Betis today. He will become ninth addition to Real Betis squad this summer.
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