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Mexico youngster Diego Lainez: Real Betis was 'best decision' for me

Diego Lainez is ready to play for Real Betis as early as this Thursday's Copa del Rey game against Real Sociedad, stated the 18-year-old Mexican forward in his presentation at the Spanish club on Tuesday.

Lainez arrived to Seville on Saturday, passed his medical examinations on Sunday, before training for the first time with his teammates on Monday. Now he is hoping to complete a momentous week with minutes against La Real in the round-of-16 cup clash.


Liga MX W2W4: America kick off title defense without Diego Lainez

It's Week 2 of matches in the Liga MX's 2019 Clausura, at least for most teams. Here's what to watch for in Mexico this weekend:

America makes season debut vs. Atlas

After being granted a break in the first round of matches of the Clausura, Club America's title defense will begin on Friday night against Atlas in Estadio Jalisco, with the sale of Diego Lainez to Real Betis still fresh and the squad incomplete.

The celebrations from winning title number 13 back on Dec. 16 have barely finished for Las...

Mexican youngster Diego Lainez to move from Club America to Real Betis

Young Mexico star Diego Lainez has agreed to a deal that send him from Club America to La Liga side Real Betis.

The future of 18-year-old left-footed forward Lainez has been the subject of speculation since he helped the Liga MX side win the 2018 Apertura title on Dec. 16.

"I'm happy to be a part of Betis and it is a good opportunity for everyone," Lainez said

Dutch powerhouse Ajax had been the reported favored destination, until Betis sporting director Serra Ferrer flew to Mexico earlier in the...

Ajax close in on Liga MX champion Diego Lainez - sources

After reaching the summit with Club America, is a move to a European club up next for Diego Lainez?
Diego Lainez, 18, appears set to join Dutch giants Ajax.

MEXICO CITY -- Club America youngster Diego Lainez lifted the Liga MX title on Sunday and is now set to sign for Dutch side Ajax, sources close to the deal have told ESPN Mexico.

Univision first reported that there was a formal offer for Lainez and that Sunday's 2-0 victory over Cruz Azul to win the 2018 Apertura was likely to be his final game for Las Aguilas.

Lainez, 18, was linked with Lyon earlier this week and has indicated previously that a move to Europe is in his plans for the future.