Cardiff City loan star Victor Camarasa has become a firm fan favourite in South Wales, after his glittering skills and sophistication have given fans something to get excited about.
The 24-year-old isn’t type of midfielder you would typically associate with a workmanlike side managed by Neil Warnock but his presence has played a vital part in keeping the club outside of the relegation places.
The former Levante man joined on loan from Real Betis in the summer transfer window and has made a real impact making himself one of the first names on Warnock’s team sheet.
Cardiff are now willing to spend big in order to make the Spaniards stay in South Wales permanent, but it won’t be easy.
The likelihood of the creative midfielder returning to La Liga can not be ruled out, as Betis have been left short in the middle at times this season when suffering injury blows to Javi García and Andrés Guardado.
Camarasa is also exactly the kind of midfielder Quique Setién likes, and he would fit perfectly into the possession-based style of play, and therefore the Andalusians may be reluctant to let him leave.
Playing a key role out on the left for the bluebirds, Camarasa has started all but one of Cardiff’s 22 league games, scoring three times including a glorious dipping strike in the dying minutes to secure all three points away to Leicester City.
Mundo Deportivo have reported that the Welsh side have offered Betis €13 million although it is believed that the player would prefer to make a decision at the end of the season.
Despite the reported fee, Betis would be extremely unlikely to let the player leave for less than his €23 million release clause.