Athletic announce Rico deal

Athletic Bilbao have confirmed that they have agreed a deal with Granada for the transfer of midfielder Mikel Rico.

Athletic were reported through the summer as in talks with the Andalucians over the 28-year-old, who has played the last three years at Granada.

However, on from the player passing a medical at the weekend and reportedly agreeing terms of contract, the Basques have made official his capture.

Whilst a fee is not yet confirmed, it is believed that Ernesto Valverde’s team have paid in the region of €3m for Rico.

The club have confirmed that he has penned a contract through to 2016 and that it will carry a buyout clause of €35m.

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