Abde Ezzalzouli has moved from Barcelona to Real Betis. Now the winger has spoken out about his departure.
Abde Ezzalzouli, 21, of the Morocco national team, left Barcelona on the last day of the transfer window.
Real Betis paid 7.5 million euros for the winger. Barcelona received a 50% sell-on clause and a buy-back clause.
He is now talking about the move.
“Barcelona told me they wanted me to stay, but then they didn’t play me in the first three games of the season,” he told Mundo Deportivo.
“It was clear to me that I wanted to start competing, so I decided to leave,” the 21-year-old continues.
Ramon Planes, the former sporting director of Barcelona, now at Real Betis, and that was the only place Ezzalzouli wanted to go.
“From the first day I told him (Planes) that I only wanted to go to Betis. I trusted Ramon and I knew he could make a deal (with Barcelona),” he says.