William Carvalho has joined Real Betis from Sporting Lisbon, signing a five-year deal with the Spanish club.
Carvalho was linked throughout the summer with a move to the Premier League, with Everton among the clubs interested in securing the midfielder.
The 26-year-old, who represented Portugal at the World Cup, is heading to Betis in a deal reportedly worth £22m, despite Monaco‘s best attempts to persuade Sporting to hold off accepting a bid.
William Carvalho recently terminated his contract with former club Sporting Lisbon, from the Portuguese Liga NOS, after an attack on Lisbon’s training centre in May by a group of ultras. They trashed the centre and attacked players and staff, in violent protest against the club’s chairman, who has since been replaced.
📣 OFFICIAL | #RealBetis signs Portuguese international William Carvalho ✍
Welcome, @wllmcarvalho14! 😀👏
— Real Betis Balompié (@RealBetis_en) July 13, 2018