Boost for Newcastle United as Real Betis find replacement for Juan Miranda


Newcastle United are keen on Juan Miranda, and this has received a significant boost even as Real Betis identify a suitable replacement for the defender.


Real Betis is aware of the interest from top teams in their left-back, who has been in top form since the start of the season. And as a result, the club have been busy scouting for a suitable replacement.

Earlier, Newcastle United expressed their desire to secure his signature.

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According to, Real Betis has been searching for an experienced player who can easily adapt to the system of the team under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini.


And now, the club has identified Alfonso Pedraza, who plays for La Liga rivals Villarreal. But a move would depend on whether Juan Miranda leaves the Andalusian club next year.


Who is Alfonso Pedraza?

Alfonso Pedraza laces his boots for the Yellow Submarines, Villarreal CF. He joined the club in 2015 as a youth player and gradually achieved promotion to the first team the same year.


The 27-year-old contracts with the club until the summer of 2026, and his market value is around 12 million euros.

But despite links to Real Betis, negotiations could only begin if Juan Miranda departs the club next year.


The statistics and why Real Betis chose him

This season has been impressive for the defender, even though Villarreal struggles to find their footing in the top flight.

That said, he has played nine games for the club, registering two assists. He is known for his skills in both attack and defense.