Olhanense to Real Betis (almost)
Olhanense winger Salvador Agra has reportedly passed a medical ahead of a move to La Liga side Real Betis. Betis had been interested in the player, and had had two bids rejected. Now, however, the Spanish club has had an offer accepted. The amount of the transfer remains unclear. One outlet reports 200,000 euros, while another reports 500,000. It also remains unclear whether or not the U-21 international will join Betis immediately, or remain at Olhanense for the rest of the season. Regardless, Salvador Agra has passed his medical and is excruciatingly close to completing a move to Real Betis.
Valencia midfielder Manuel Fernandes has competed a medical ahead of his expected loan move to Turkish outfit Besiktas. I has become quite evident that Fernandes is not in the Valencia coach’s plans. Despite not receiving much playing time in Spain, Fernandes has played fairly regularly for the Portuguese National Team recently. After moves to Inter and Sporting Lisbon did not materialize, Fernandes is now looking to Turkey. Manuel Fernandes broke onto the scene at Portuguese side, Benfica, in the 2004-2005 season, when he cemented a starting place alongside Petit in the center of midfield. Soon after, in 2005, he made his full debut for the Portuguese National Team, aged just 19 years of old. In the same match, he also scored, which further raised his stock. After two relatively successful loan stints in the English Premier League, Fernandes transferred to Valencia, where he has enjoyed varying degrees of success. But now, Fernandes is finalizing a move that will see him join fellow Portuguese international Ricardo Quaresma, and if Turkish football has the same effect for Fernandes as it did for Quaresma, prepare to be amazed.