Real Betis close to landing Ryad Boudebouz – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Aug 08, 2017. 14:30

Real Betis are close to securing the signing of Algerian midfielder Ryad Boudebouz from Montpellier HSC.

France Football reports that Boudebouz arrived in Betis, Spain, on Monday and will undergo a medical before completing a transfer later today.

The 27-year-old Fennec Foxes player was a key figure for Montpellier last season, making 33 Ligue 1 appearances and scoring 11 goals to help them finish above the relegation zone.

Boudebouz is expected to cost Real Betis €8-million and will join a squad which already boasts North African talent in the shape of compatriot Aissa Mandi and Moroccan Zouhair Feddal.

The French-born Algerian midfielder has also represented Colmar, Sochaux and Bastia in his club career.

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