‘Take a step’ Aston Villa transfer target hits out at club
Alfonso Pedraza was one of a number of names across the continent linked with a move to Aston Villa this summer.
Dean Smith spent over £100m and drafted in 12 players from across Europe as he went about reshaping his newly promoted squad.
Still contracted to Villarreal, Pedraza has joined their La Liga rivals temporarily, ahead of that move being made permanent next summer.
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But that hasn’t stopped him aiming a furious blast at his full time employers, claiming he had to leave in order to move his career forward.
“I am grateful because it has been the team with which I have come to debut in First, but I have not felt loved and valued enough to continue another year there. No I’ve been at ease and I’ve decided to take a step forward in my career by going to another team.”
The Spain U21 international has played every minute of Betis’ three league games this season, winning one and losing two.