Diego Lainez is one of the greatest young talents … And he made a bad decision.
The Mexican signed for Betis de Quique Setién. You will reach a team where the competition is high and the level of play is even higher. With 18 years it is very probable that his minutes are scarce, and that brings us to the next question.
Is Betis the best destination for Lainez?
Definitely not. It is not the best destination for him, although this does not mean that it is not good. It’s just not the best and that’s it. There were options that on paper looked better.
Ajax, for example, will always be ideal for young people.
Going to the historic Dutch club will always be an excellent step for young talents. Always, without exceptions. The Eredivisie is emerging as a suitable link for a first step in Europe, in addition to the team’s philosophy goes hand in hand with the empowerment of these figures.
But no, he decided to go to Betis. A club where you do not have anything safe.
It could be a big step. Or not. It could also be the beginning of a long journey to see where it fits.
The minutes you see will be important, more at this age. Getting regularity would mean that at 20 he would be aspiring to the highest elite in football.
We even know that the press will never be lacking.
The player discovered by Ricardo Lavolpe has already arrived in Europe, an important step. From there to what happens next, everything is an unknown.
His career, at the moment, has been very well managed. Let’s hope it stays the same.
A couple of years regularly in America -nothing minor- have served as experience and advantage over the players of their own generation. The early passage to Europe, would increase it.
Sure, only if it’s an early step, and not an early step.