Crystal Palace have agreed a deal with Real Betis to sign the midfielder Victor Camarasa on a season-long loan deal, with a compulsory purchase option at the end of the 2019/20 season.
The Spanish midfielder has been a target for the south London club this summer, after spending last season on loan at Cardiff where he made 32 Premier League appearances. However, there have been difficulties with the negotiations, with Palace not wanting to have an obligation to buy clause for the player next year when his loan spell concludes.
Real Betis did want this clause inserted, and appear to have got their way, with ABC Sevilla reporting that Palace will pay €1.5m as part of the loan deal, and must then buy the 25-year-old for €15m next summer if they are still a Premier League club. Diario de Sevilla are also claiming that the fee will be in the region of €12-15m.
Dougie Freedman, Palace's former manager and now the sporting director at the club, is currently in Seville looking to complete the deal, according to Sport Witness.
They are claiming that the only remaining stumbling block will be the player himself, as he is said to still be deciding where he wants to play next season.
In Sport Witness' report, they reveal that they have received mixed responses from sources as to where the player sees his future. One source claims that Camarasa wants to return to the Premier League, with another saying that he wants to stay at Betis, whilst a further confidant of the player declared that he remains undecided amid interest from a number of clubs in Europe's major leagues.
Palace will hope to get the deal over the line before Thursday's deadline, with the team then starting their Premier League campaign at home to Everton on August 10.
Source : 90min