It’s unknown whether Campbell will head back to Spain for another year.
Real Betis want to bring Arsenal youngster Joel Campbell back to La Liga for another season during the 2013/14 campaign but are being out-priced by the Premier League club, reports Estadio Deportivo.
Campbell spent the previous 12 months at Betis and helped the club to seventh in the table and a Europa League spot.
Therefore the club are understandably keen to bring the young Costa Rican back for a second successive campaign, yet the Gunners have changed their conditions.
Whereas the north London outfit covered Campbell’s wages last term, after impressing so much Arsenal think it is only fair Betis finance some of the bill themselves this time around.
To secure the services of the 21-year-old it would cost the Spanish side around £776,000 in salary, along with a lump sum to sweeten the deal.
Betis have admitted that they simply cannot afford this amount and would only stretch to £334,000 for Campbell’s wages and would not pay any fee.
This could cause disagreements between the two parties and either a compromise will have to be met or no deal will go through and the striker may well have to find another destination to go on-loan.
The Costa Rica international has been at the Emirates Stadium for two years following an £880,000 transfer from Deportivo Suprissa in Campbell’s home nation in 2011.
Yet the forward is yet to play a match for his new side and also spent the 2011/12 campaign away from London with Ligue 1 team FC Lorient.