The Algerian central of Betis Aïssa Mandi will sign for Villarreal at the end of this season, according to The coach of the Verdiblanco team, the Chilean Manuel Pellegrini, has hinted at a press conference this Friday.
Mandi, 29, has become the protagonist of this week since his commitment for the next four seasons with Villarreal transcended once his contract ends on June 30 with Betis, a club in which he has played in the last five years after arriving in 2016 from the French Stade Reims.
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After a season in which the Algerian international has played almost everything (31 games) with Pellegrini, he has valued the professionalism of the central defender and affirmed that “in the remaining five games” he will maintain the “criterion of placing the best possible team” .
“Nobody doubts the honesty of Mandi, he is having a great time, he ends his contract after five years and is involved and willing to play until the last game. It can be an uncomfortable situation because Villarreal is involved, but nobody doubts of his honesty “said the technician from Santiago.
Villarreal is one of Betis’ direct rivals in their fight to enter European positions next season, since he is in seventh position with 49 points, to one of the Verdiblancos who are sixth.