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Ruben Castro on verge of Las Palmas deal as Benito Villamarin spell comes to an end

Ruben Castro looks set to leave Real Betis after discussing terms with La Liga 123 side Las Palmas.

The 36-year-old enjoyed a four month spell with Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng after leaving Betis last summer, but later returned to Spain in the January transfer window, making his return to the Betis first team.

Castro, who is a fan favourite at the Benito Villamarin, started just one game since returning to the club though, making a handful of appearances from the bench, scoring once from the penalty spot.

Any potential guaranteed starting place was rather overshadowed by the emergence of youngster Loren Moron, who turned into a revelation having been promoted from the B team.

Whilst Betis are keen for Castro to see out his current contract until June 2019, it is understood that interest from Las Palmas has now seen the striker agree terms to leave.

The Gran Canarian side suffered relegation last season and will look to bounce back at the first time next season.

Cordoba, Malaga and Deportivo have all been interested in Castro too in Spanish press.

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During his career with Betis, Castro has scored an impressive 148 goals in 281 games, whilst he won the Pichichi on two occasions, becoming Betis’ all-time leading scorer in the mean-time.

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