Barça loanee Cristian Tello could soon be making a return to Spain with Real Betis contacting the Blaugrana and agreeing to a deal for the winger, according to Marca.
The speedy winger has impressed on loan for Serie A side Fiorentina, but the Italians have refused to activate their option to buy which sits at a steep €8 million—well above their valuation of the player.
While there is concrete interest from Betis, the player seems to be unconvinced of the wages being offered by the Seville side.
According to the report, there is interest from Valencia and Zenit Saint Petersburg as well, which likely means that Barcelona still stands a chance of making some money from the versatile winger.
Having made 22 appearances for Fiorentina all season including 14 substitute appearances, Tello managed a decent turn-out of 4 goals and 4 assists in Serie A.
While the move is yet to materialise, it would be good for the club if competition for Tello’s signature could force his price to go higher. However, with only a year left on his contract, there is still a chance that the Spanish international walks away on a free transfer—this move needs to happen now.