Originally Posted by NickC
Benat is awesome but I don't think Betis will let him go considering how high up in the table they are. After Malaga's shock loss at the Riazor today Betis are joint 4th place, leaving them several points above 6th place Valencia. No club that size would let their best player leave in January when they could possibly qualify for Champions League football with him in their arsenal for the remainder of the season.
You could be right yeah, it would probably have to be the summer for him. Malaga's financial problems would make it easier to get Isco in January, as I said though, with Mata, Hazard, Oscar, de Bruyne and Piazon and Feruz for the future, another number 10 would be a bit much.
It's strange how the club don't go for any central midfielders, in recent years we've lost Ballack, Meireles, Essien and probably Lampard in the summer. When we still had those the club wanted Modric two years ago, we didn't get him, but they obviously saw it as an area they needed to improve. If anything the situation has got worse there, it's strange.