Athletic deal in Iturraspe & Ramalho

Athletic Bilbao have extended the contracts of midfielder Ander Iturraspe and defender Jonas Ramalho.

The Basque club announced the news on their website this morning.

Ramalho will remain with Los Leones until 2015, with an option for an additional season and buyout clause of €25m, whilst Iturraspe has signed on until 2017 with a buyout clause of €40m.

Iturraspe is a 23-year-old defensive midfielder who has made 19 starts for Marcelo Bielsa’s side in all competitions this season.

Ramalho is a 19-year-old who can play centre-back or right-back and has made just four starts this term.

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