Joel Campbell admits that he wants to make his loan move to Real Betis permanent after this season is over.
Campbell has less than a year left on his current contract with Arsenal but has been sent out on loan to Betis anyway.
The forward has now confirmed that he’s pretty keen to make the move a permanent one, if the La Liga club will have him.
“I will try to give my best this season,” said Campbell. “(Hopefully) in the end the club is happy with what I do and they want to bet on me.”
The 25-year-old made his first appearances for Betis on 15 October against Valencia and managed to put in an impressive display despite having been sidelined since July. He managed a goal and an assist during the 13 minutes he was on the pitch.
So while Betis lost 6-3, at least his individual performance was good.
— Joel Campbell (@joel_campbell12) October 15, 2017
The Costa Rican had been sidelined for three months after seriously injuring his knee during his country’s 1-1 Gold Cup draw against Canada. It required surgery but, fortunately for Campbell, the initial reports that he would be out for six months were obviously wide of the mark.
This is Campbell’s sixth loan move (second to Betis) since he signed for Arsenal in 2011 and while the original problem with his playing for the Gunners was his failure to obtain a work permit, now it appears that he just no longer has a place at the club.