Real Betis president Pepe Leon has told midfielder Achille Emana to buck up his ideas.
The Cameroon international wants to quit Betis after being frozen out this season and is a January target for Birmingham City.
Leon rapped: "If he really wants to go, he first needs to play well for Betis so that he receives offers.
"In football, in the morning a player says one thing and in the afternoon another. He has told us he is committed."