Andersen wants out of 'turbulent' Betis

The arrival of Antonio Adan at the Benito Villamarin on a free transfer means that the Denmark international is eager to find a new club
By Robin Bairner

Stephan Andersen has admitted that he is hoping to bring an end to his "turbulent" time at Real Betis before the close of the January transfer window.

The Denmark international only joined the Seville side on a two-year contract last summer but, following the arrival of former Real Madrid goalkeeper Antonio Adan on a free transfer on Monday, the 32-year-old former Charlton, Brondby and Evian No.1 is now eyeing the exit door at the Benito Villamarin.

“It has been a very turbulent season with Real Betis, who have had three different coaches,” Andersen admitted to Goal.

“The new coach [Gabriel Calderon] has brought in yet another goalkeeper and that has opened a door for me by giving me an opportunity to try to look for a new club.

“In Betis, we haven’t had any consistency or continuity, and I really miss that. I have been working hard and have played quite a lot of games.”

Although Andersen has not necessarily been a regular in La Liga, he has enjoyed a successful run with the club in Europe, which has proven the highlight of his stay in Spain so far.

“The best part has been in the Europa League, in which we qualified for the knockout phase,” the Copenhagen native confessed.

“I have also kept six clean sheets in my eight home games, and that is a very satisfying statistic for me personally to look at in a season that has been very disappointing for my club in general.”

Andersen has a wealth of international experience and boasts 24 caps for his country.  

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