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Chadi Riad leaves Barcelona for Real Betis on season-long loan with purchase option

The deal is done

FC Internazionale U-19 v FC Barcelona U-19 - UEFA Youth League Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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!

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