The former Barcelona player moves to Saudi Arabia just four days after signing with Real Betis

Former Barcelona creative midfielder Alex Collado has joined Real Betis on loan just four days after joining the Andalusian side.

Collado, 24, left Barcelona on a free just four days ago to join Real Betis, but he is clearly not in their plans.

Los Verdiblancos have since confirmed that he will be loaned out to Saudi Arabia.

He will play on loan at Saudi Arabian side Al Akhdoud for the season in what appears to be a financially lucrative deal for Betis and Collado.

The former Elche and Granada man would have faced competition for minutes under Manuel Pellegrini at Betis, but following the departure of Sergio Canales, was one of the players who seemed best suited to at least take on his creative duties.

Al Akhdoud is one of the more modest teams in the Saudi Arabian Super League, having just won promotion to the top division last season.