MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 16: Diego Lainez #20 of America drives the ball during the final second leg match between Cruz Azul and America as part of the Torneo Apertura 2018 Liga MX at Azteca Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
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Both Real Betis and Club America have announced that 18-year old Diego Lainez, has signed a new contract with the Spanish club.

In what can arguably be considered one of the best news of the year for Mexican football, young talent Diego Lainez has been announced as the newest transfer for Real Betis from the Spanish La Liga.

At only 18-years of age, this player has been permanently linked to several clubs in European football which included the likes of Ajax, Manchester City, AS Roma, Olympique Lyonnais among others.

Apart from Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano, this player has an incredible set of skills that place him at the very top amongst the most promising players of his generation and Club America new perfectly that they couldn’t hold him at the Mexican club for much longer.

Despite the efforts of possibly keeping him for another semester, logic finally prevailed and the Liga MX champions accepted an offer for €15 million that was made official effective immediately.

Both Club America and Real Betis announced the transfer just hours ago, they both celebrated this massive decision from one of the most talented Mexican players in recent history.

Diego Lainez has been analyzed by our experts at Ronaldo.com already, this is a winger with skills that are very similar to those of great young talents such as Justin Kluivert from AS Roma, Vinicius Junior from Real Madrid, and even a young Neymar from his days at Santos FC.

When the rumors first started rolling around in several news outlets, there was a feeling that a major club in Europe could’ve decided to snatch him up from America but that would’ve possibly stopped his development to become a world-class player.

To those who do not remember, Lainez was the MVP of the traditional Toulon Tournament that usually has featured some of the best players in the world at a very early age and he reached the final with Mexico but lost it against England.

But that tournament was the beginning of an incredible journey that would eventually take Lainez to make this decision to give his first crack at European football in the Spanish La Liga, the youngster understood that coming to a club that wasn’t amongst the best in the continent but had a good reputation would be the way to go about things.

In fact, there is actually no better squad than Quique Setien’s Real Betis for Diego Lainez to begin his career.

The Spanish manager has always valued skill over physical prowess and he has never minded that his players are not very tall, only that they know what to do with the ball when they have to create chances in the last third of the pitch.

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Diego Lainez is already fixing every little detail that will get him sorted to make the trip, he should be in Spain in the following couple of days and he might even make his debut on Sunday when Real Betis plays against Real Madrid in La Liga.

Playing his first-ever match in Spain against the current European champion would be a fitting way to start his career in the continent, Diego Lainez has always been a player who seems destined to do great things.

Let us not forget that this player managed to become a regular for Miguel Herrera last season during the playoffs, and the bet resulted in Club America winning their 13th title in history.

The youngster sent all the Real Betis fans a message through Twitter after the announcement was made: “I am very happy to be a part of Betis and it’s a very beautiful opportunity for everybody,” said Lainez on the Real Betis official website.

“I’ve been told a great deal about the supporters here and that makes me very happy. I accept this challenge and I love all the passion there is at Betis.”

“I am also very happy to be a part of this new project that has many quality players and top technical staff,” he concluded.

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