Potugal midfielder William Carvalho joins Real Betis on five-year-deal from Sporting Lisbon
William Carvalho has joined Real Betis on a five-year-deal from Sporting Lisbon.
The 26-year-old midfielder has signed a deal with the La Liga side until 2023.
He was part of a player exodus after fans attacked the club’s training ground in May following a public rebuke of the team by then president Bruno de Carvalho.
Carvalho is still away on his hols so Betis had to be creative for the signing picture
They cheekly photoshopped Carvalho’s head on Junior Firpo, who took it in the right spirit
In retaliation to the attack, Carvalho, alongside Gelson Martins, Bas Dost, Rui Patricio terminated their contracts, making them available on free transfers.
Carvalho made his debut for Sporting in 2011 aged 18 after he came through the club’s famous academy.
He has won 47 caps with Portugal and was in the squad when they won the Euro Championship in 2016 by beating France 1-0 in the final.
Carvalho also recently played for Portugal in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The midfielder was part of a player exodus after fans attacked the club’s training ground