Club América has confirmed that Diego Lainez is joining Real Betis on a permanent deal, the club tweeted on Thursday.
You helped us with our dream of winning a 13th title, and now it's our turn to support you with your dreams.— Club América (@ClubAmerica_EN) January 10, 2019
Thank you, @DiegoLainez10, and here's to much success with @RealBetis_en!
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Las Águilas had received offers from Ajax for the talented youngster, but he has opted to move to Spain, where he will join up with fellow Mexican international Andres Guardado.
The current Liga MX champions allowed Lainez to leave after receiving a rumored 15 million Euros offer for the 18-year-old.
Lainez is largely believed to be one of the most promising Mexican players in recent years. At América, he notched five goals and three assists in 50 appearances for Las Águilas, with two of those goals coming in the 2018 Liga MX Apertura Liguilla.
Lainez will travel to Sevilla in the coming hours to complete the deal.