Antonio Cordón, Real Betis’ sporting director, spoke to Marca in Budapest ahead of the club’s Europa League match against Ferencvaros.

One of the players he spoke about was in-form playmaker Nabil Fekir. “I’d like him to be the most decisive player in La Liga, he has the ability to be one of the best players in the Spanish league.”

Marca reported a few days ago that contact has been initiated for a contract renewal for the Frenchman. “Just seeing his face every day, with the smile, the joy he brings, I’m convinced that whatever you say to him about Betis, he’s happy and it’s something very good that we have at the club and we hope to keep it for a long time.”

Betis went on to win the game 3-1, with Fekir scoring the club’s first goal on the night.