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Real Betis set to sell striker to Genoa despite goal against Espanyol

Real Betis set to sell striker to Genoa despite goal against Espanyol

Real Betis are set to sell Antoino Sanabria to Genoa, despite his goal against Espanyol this week in the Copa del Rey.

The former Barcelona man has found playing time hard to come by this season under Quique Setien, despite his goal scoring form at the club in the first half of last season.

Sanabria, who was given the chance against Espanyol on Tuesday evening – took it with both hands and notched his sixth goal.

It is claimed by Spanish daily Marca that an 18-month loan deal has been agreed which includes the purchase option of €25m.

Sanabria joined Betis from Roma in 2016 after spells with Sporting Gijon and Sassuolo.

On 20 September 2017, the striker is also famed for scoring the winning goal in Betis’ 1-0 win over Real Madrid. It was Betis’ first win at the Bernabeu since October 1998, when Finidi George scored in another 1-0 victory.

The Paraguayan is now expected to arrive in Italy and complete his move, where he will be a direct replacement for Krzysztof Piatek, who joined AC Milan on Monday.

His exit from Betis will not cause Setien too much problems, however, it is understood that the Andalusian side are looking to bring in another forward option this month.

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