Jordi Amat: Swansea City defender joins Real Betis on season-long loan

Jordi Amat (left) challenges Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero
Defender Jordi Amat (left) made 19 appearances for Swansea City in the 2016-17 season

Swansea City defender Jordi Amat has joined La Liga side Real Betis on a season-long loan deal.

The 25-year-old joined Swansea for £2.5m from Espanyol on an initial four-year deal in 2013.

The former Spain Under-21 international has made only two substitute appearances since Paul Clement was appointed head coach in January 2017.

Amat is the second Spaniard to return to his homeland this week following Borja Baston's loan move to Malaga.

Borja joined for a club record £15.5m from Atletico Madrid in August, 2016, but only scored once.

The 24-year-old almost joined Villarreal on loan in January, but the move fell through.

Malaga, who finished 11th in La Liga last season, wanted a replacement for Sandro Ramirez, who has joined Everton.

Borja made 18 Premier League appearances in the 2016-17 season, just four of which were starts and featured twice in the cups.

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