After signing a new contract tying him to Real Betis Balompié until 2017, goalkeeper Antonio Adán said he was thrilled to commit to a club "with an incredible fan base".
Real Betis Balompié have tied down goalkeeper Antonio Adán for the next three seasons after the 26-year-old agreed to commit to the UEFA Europa League challengers until 2017.
The Real Madrid CF youth-team product – who made seven Liga appearances for the Merengues between 2010 and 2013 – arrived at Betis as a free agent having rescinded his contract with Cagliari Calcio during the January transfer window. He has impressed sufficiently in his seven games for the Spanish top flight's bottom-placed side to earn a long-term deal at the Estadio Benito Villamarín.
"I always said my first option was Betis – I didn't look at any other team," said Adán, who featured twice for Cagliari in Serie A. "When I came here, I knew I had joined a club with an incredible fan base. From now until the end of the season we will try to keep Betis where they belong, in the Liga, and if that is not possible then I am happy to play wherever we have to."
The Verdiblancos face city rivals Sevilla FC for a UEFA Europa League quarter-final spot, with the round of 16 first leg taking place at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán next Thursday. Betis host the return a week later.