Diego Lainez arrived a year and a half ago at Betis with the future crack vitola. He was one of those "wonder boy" who was singled out by everyone as one of the most projected players in the world. The 15 million that Betis paid for him speak clearly that it was a powerful bet. Last year, since his arrival, he played 300 minutes under Quique Setién. Many spoke of an adaptation and hoped that this would be their year. It was not so. He still doesn't count and his patience is over.
This year he only accumulates in LaLiga 207 minutes . He has only played one game as a starter. A few minutes of poor game, very poor, for a player who should have already shown signs of maturity.
Players like Fekir, Canales or his compatriot Guardado have closed the doors. He has also failed to find his place in the team and Rubi , now Betis coach, has said on many occasions that "something is still missing . " He has never specified what that something is in despair of the Baetic fan.
And it is that the fans had high hopes for the young player. Every time he comes out they expect me to do something different. It is perhaps that pressure that is not helping the player to excel and improve.
Lainez wants to leave Betis and so he has informed his representative. In the Premier several teams like him like the Crystal Palace or West Ham . He just wants to go to a project where he is assured of real minutes. He is tired of waiting on the bench. His return home to America is not close. He does not want to give up so soon in Europe .
Betis is considering a loan to a Primera team instead of a transfer, but the player's will can weigh heavily on the final decision. If he wants to go through a bit, he can do Betis to remedy it.
A world star may be in the future, but at the moment he is just a bench player. Lainez has to keep growing , in Seville or London, but time flies and what they are now 19 years old will soon be 24. He must be smart.