Pepe Mel wants Joel Campbell stay at Real Betis

Joel Campbell
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Pepe Mel says that he wants Real Betis to extend Joel Campbell's loan deal with Arsenal until the end of next season.

Real Betis coach Pepe Mel wants to retain the services of striker Joel Campbell for next season.

The 20-year-old is on loan at the Spanish club from Arsenal until the end of this campaign.

"We are advancing the negotiations to reach an agreement," Mel told Estadio Deportivo.

"This won't be easy but we want to speak in London with clarity and to agree a new loan. I believe that it will be positive for all parties."

Mel has scored two goals in 17 La Liga appearances for Betis so far this season.

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