Diego Lainez in a party with the Betis in 2019

THE DECISION THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING

Frank de Boer: "Lainez would be at Barça if he had gone to Ajax before"

Published:15/02/2020 - 13:30h

Updated:15/02/2020 - 13:30h

Diego Lainez arrived at Betis as one of the great promises of Mexican football, but has not finished exploding. From Holland, a former Barcelona player like Frank de Boer says that if he had decided to go to Ajax, the Mexican would already be playing at Barça

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Diego Lainez arrived in the market of signings of winter of 2019 to the Real Betis pertinent of the America of Mexico by 14 million euros. The extreme landed in Seville and in LaLiga with the vitola to be the big perla of the Mexican football in these moments. In his first months in Benito Villamarín left samples of his enormous quality and of his potential, but little by little went diluting. This season, only has contested 13 parties with Rubi, in which it has annotated only a goal.

His progression Is seeing affected and is a pity, since when it arrived promised a lot. There is the one who thinks that made a mistake when giving the jump to a club like the Betis, that was fichando to a lot of already consecrated players and of quality. Frank of Boer is one of which thinks that the Mexican youngster did not hit choosing destination and is paying the consequences this course. The Dutch, ex of the FC Barcelona, thinks that if there was fichado by another club of a lower league, like the Ajax, could have finish in the Barça or some big club.

"It went to the Betis and is not playing neither a minute. If it had signed with the Ajax, two years afterwards could have gone to the Barcelona. What is doing is a stray year, since to this age can not lose the time. The best is to go step by step, as they did Romario or Ronaldo in his day", ensured the ex defender when they asked after him Lainez.

Of Boer even compared the almost of the bético with the one of Martin Odegaard, mediapunta of the Real Madrid yielded now in the Real Sociedad. The Dutch thinks that in both cases prevailed the money when the footballers went out of his club of origin. In the case of the Norwegian finish in the White House and in the one of the of Villahermosa in Seville. "With Lainez wanted to do money with his traspaso, as it occurred with Odegaard", signalled.

With alone 19 years, Lainez runs the risk to stagnate if it does not go out prompt of the Betis. This summer, perhaps the team sevillano decide to yield to the Mexican to a club of LaLiga or even of Holland, as it did the Madrid with Odegaard. The Nordic curtió in the Heerenveen first and in the Vitesse afterwards, and this campaign is being one of the disclosures in Spain by his temporadón in the Real. The extreme verdiblanco has quality for much more and could visit a similar way to the of the Norwegian.

The youngsters have to choose better his destinations

What is clear is that go to a team of level of an important League no always is the best for a young promise. What more competition there is, more complicated go it to have the more youngsters, since the trainers are used to relegarles to a flat second. Leave without playing to somebody of 18 or 20 years is much simpler that do it with somebody of 25. If Lainez, as it says Of Boer, there was fichado by the Ajax, the one who knows if right now it would not be in the diary of all the big of Europe for being shining in the Eredivisie.

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