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Real Betis want to keep Guardado and Bravo at club after retirement

The midfielder and goalkeeper are planning to retire at the end of the season but Betis want them to remain at the club.

Guardado and Claudio Bravo, in last year's derby at Villamarín.
José Manuel VidalEFE

At 40 and 37 years of age respectively, the careers of Claudio Bravo and Andrés Guardado are set to come to an end at the end of the season. Both players finish their contracts with Betis in June, having renewed for another season.

With 211 games played as a Betis player, Andrés Guardado is the foreign player with the most appearances for Betis. He arrived in the summer of 2017, before later becoming club captain. “I’m just another Sevillian,” he said when he achieved the record for most games played as a non-Spanish-born player. Betis would like the Mexican midfielder to work with the club after he retires, especially when it comes to establishing and expanding current relations with his native Mexico.

Claudio Bravo

Claudio Bravo joined Betis in 2020 and has made 74 appearances in goal for the LaLiga side. He is one away from equalling the number of games he played as Barcelona goalkeeper. Manuel Pellegrini - his compatriot and head coach at Betis - would be delighted to have him on his coaching staff at the club. The pair are two heavyweights of vital importance in the recent history of Betis and could be set to stay in Seville when their careers come to an end in 2024.