ATHLETIC BILBAO NEWS
Aurtenetxe leaves Athletic for Mirandes
Left-back Jon Aurtenetxe has left Athletic Bilbao to join La Liga 2 side Mirandes on a free transfer.
Balenziaga: Athletic on track
Mikel Balenziaga believes Athletic Bilbao are on course for another good campaign if their pre-season form is anything to go by.
Clubs face sanctions for ‘empty’ stadiums
La Liga’s clubs have to make their stadiums appear full or face sanctions, according to regulations coming into force in the new season.
Official: Alaves pick up Ibai
Alaves have confirmed the signing of former Barcelona target Ibai Gomez from Athletic Bilbao on a three-year contract.
La Liga debt at record low
La Liga is operating at a record-low in regards to wages owed by clubs to players, according to official figures.
La Liga set for long winter break
La Liga is set for a long winter break next season as no fixtures have been scheduled between December 18 and January 6.
La Liga opening day announced
Real Madrid travel to Real Sociedad, Barcelona host Real Betis and Atletico Madrid welcome new boys Alaves on the 2016-17 La Liga opening day.
Madrid & Barca EU sanctions confirmed
The European Union has approved sanctions against seven Spanish clubs, including Real Madrid and Barcelona, guilty of accepting state aid.
Gurpegui joins Athletic staff
Athletic Bilbao have confirmed Carlos Gurpegui has joined the staff of Coach Ernesto Valverde.
Isco implicated in Torbe case
A protected witness has named Real Madrid midfielder Isco as the third player in the Torbe sexual assault case.
Laporte: Thanks for the interest…
Aymeric Laporte says he appreciates the interest of the clubs who tried for his signature but he is convinced by Athletic Bilbao.
Laporte staying at Athletic
Aymeric Laporte has rejected Manchester City to stay with Athletic Bilbao and become the highest-paid player in the club’s history.
Aduriz: Spain a real privilege
Aritz Aduriz admits it is “a real privilege” to represent Spain at Euro 2016, while David de Gea “is perfectly fine”.
Muniain calls for fans support
Iker Muniain has called for the support of Athletic Bilbao fans after branding allegations of his involvement in the Torbe scandal “absolutely false”.
De Gea & Isco in sex scandal?
David de Gea, Iker Muniain and possibly Isco have been implicated in the sexual-abuse case against adult-film entrepreneur Ignacio Allende.
Barca, Athletic for Azpi?
Spain defender Cesar Azpilicueta is linked with Barcelona while Athletic Bilbao are also considering the Chelsea full-back.
Aduriz: Euro 2016 a privilege
Athletic Bilbao’s Aritz Aduriz regards his inclusion in Spain’s Euro 2016 squad as a ‘privilege’ as it’s ‘not normal’ at his age.
Urrutia: Athletic could keep Laporte
Josu Urrutia has made it clear that Athletic Bilbao could yet keep Aymeric Laporte this summer, despite heavy speculation about the defender’s future.
Llorente hoping for Sevilla ‘luck’
Fernando Llorente is hoping “luck” is on Sevilla’s side when they contest the Copa del Rey and Europa League finals later this month.
Copa to get final four makeover?
A plan to revamp the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, inspired by basketball’s final four, has reportedly been discussed.
Tebas: La Liga is watching
Javier Tebas assures La Liga is paying close attention to every game to make sure the season ends without any favours.
‘Valeron a great player and person’
Quique Setien paid tribute to Juan Carlos Valeron after the veteran played his last home game for Las Palmas.
La Liga final day set
The dates and times of La Liga’s final round have been confirmed as the title race and relegation fight go to the wire.
LIVEBLOG: La Liga Week 37
Live coverage of the penultimate round of the 2015-16 La Liga season as Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid fight for the title.
La Liga set for penultimate round
The destination of the title could be decided today while the relegation picture can change in La Liga’s penultimate round of fixtures.
‘Laporte is still our player…’
Ernesto Valverde hopes Aymeric Laporte stays at Athletic Bilbao as he looks toward the end of the season.
Laporte commits to Athletic
Aymeric Laporte has refuted speculation that Manchester City are closing in on his signature as “my loyalty and profound respect for Athletic Bilbao is full”.
City ‘to meet Laporte clause’
Basque television claims Manchester City will activate Aymeric Laporte’s €50m buyout clause this summer as Athletic Bilbao are resigned to the defender’s exit.
Valverde: Cabral helped Athletic
Ernesto Valverde admitted Gustavo Cabral’s three minutes of madness helped Athletic Bilbao in their 2-1 win against Celta Vigo on Sunday.
Valverde: Athletic want fifth
Ernesto Valverde has insisted that Athletic Bilbao “are going for fifth” in La Liga to avoid any summer qualifiers ahead of Sunday’s trip to Celta Vigo.
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