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Barragan completes permanent Betis switch

Antonio Barragan has completed a permanent switch to Real Betis from English Championship side Middlesbrough.

The 30-year-old left the former Premier League club on a season-long for Betis last summer, but a clause in the deal has now seen the defender sign a permanent two-year deal with the Andalusian side.

Barragan, who has featured in over half of Betis’ games this season, was able to discuss a permanent deal after reaching that landmark in the win over Villarreal on Saturday.

The Spanish joined Boro in 2016 from Valencia and featured in 26 Premier League games at the Riverside Stadium, before suffering relegation in the following season and being deemed surplus to requirements.

Barrgan began his professional career with English side Liverpool after developing as a youngster with Sevilla, before moving back to Spanish football with Deportivo La Coruna, Real Valladolid and Valencia.

Betis currently sit 10th in the La Liga standings, eight points from the relegation places and eight points from the Champions League qualification.

Setien’s side, who have conceded the third most amount of goals in the league this season, prepare to face struggling Deportivo on Monday evening after beating Villarreal last weekend 2-1.

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One player unavailable for the weekend game is Zou Feddal, who has been ruled out for the season through injury.

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