Report: Lazio-Linked Goalkeeper Rui Silva Comes to Terms on Deal With Spanish La Liga Side Real Betis

By Steve Zavala -

Before the winter transfer window opened, Granada goalkeeper Rui Silva had received interest from several teams for a possible transfer deal. Silva is slated to become a free agent at the end of the season, which will allow him to sign with any team on a free transfer agreement.

Among those teams that showed interest in Silva was Lazio. A report last month noted Lazio’s interest as the team would have the opportunity to come to a pre-contract agreement with Silva as soon as the start of the winter transfer window.

However, Lazio may have lost its opportunity to sign Silva as a report from the Spanish-based outlet Mundo Deprotivo mentions that the Portuguese goalkeeper has come to terms on a pre-contract agreement with La Liga side Real Betis.

For Real Betis, it won the race as it agreed to a four-year deal with Silva’s representatives for the talent.

Silva could decide to break off the agreement and move into talks with other clubs for a free transfer deal. But unless that transpires, Lazio’s search for goalkeeping depth will have to move forward to other available talents on the market.

Tags Granada January Transfer Window La Liga Lazio real betis Rui Silva Winter transfer market