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Real Betis linked with a loan move for Atletico Madrid left-back Javi Galan

Javi Galan‘s initiation into life at Atletico Madrid has proven to be less than optimal.

Despite being a marquee summer acquisition from Celta Vigo for a transfer fee of 5 million euros, Galan has struggled to make a lasting impression and secure regular playing time, amassing only 157 minutes on the field for Atletico Madrid.

Despite the setbacks, Galan’s market value, as indicated by, remains noteworthy at 12 million euros.

This valuation has piqued the interest of several other clubs as the winter transfer window approaches, making the 29-year-old defender a potentially sought-after asset.

Javi Galan
Javi Galan

Real Betis has openly expressed their desire to secure Galan’s services, but the competition is fierce.

Reports suggest that PSV Eindhoven, Besiktas, and Eintracht Frankfurt are also closely monitoring the defender, contemplating a potential move in the upcoming transfer window.

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While Galan reportedly leans towards staying and competing for his spot at Atletico Madrid for the remainder of the season, the harsh reality of breaking into the current starting lineup poses a formidable challenge.

Consequently, a departure, likely in the form of a loan, emerges as a pragmatic solution that could mutually benefit all parties involved.

With the winter transfer window on the horizon, the intrigue surrounding Javi Galan’s future heightens.

Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid

Real Betis and other clubs are positioning themselves to secure the defender’s services, while Galan weighs his options to rejuvenate his career and secure more playing time. The ultimate decision—whether to seek a fresh start elsewhere or persist in the battle for a spot in Atletico Madrid’s lineup—remains uncertain, leaving fans and pundits alike eagerly awaiting developments in the coming weeks.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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