Barcelona have confirmed that young defender Chadi Riad has left the club and joined Real Betis.
The Morocco international has moved in a bid to gain regular playing time in La Liga but could end up making the move permanent. Riad is a highly-rated youngster but has little chance of playing time at Barca due to the options currently available to Xavi.
Here’s the club’s official statement:
“FC Barcelona and Real Betis Balompié have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Chadi Riad to the Andalusian team until June 30, 2024. In addition, Betis will have a purchase option at the end of the season.”
There’s no detail on the amounts involved, although it’s being reported that the purchase option is set at just €3 million. Barca are also thought to have reserved 50% of any future sale and have a buy-back option at €7m.
Good luck at Betis, Chadi Riad!