San Jose signs new Athletic deal

Mikel San Jose has renewed his contract with Athletic Bilbao, agreeing a deal to run until 2018.

The former Liverpool defender’s fresh terms include a release clause of €35m, according to AS.

San Jose, who turned 25 on May 30, began his career at San Mames before making the switch to Liverpool as a teenager.

He never got out of the Reds’ reserves and returned home in 2009, initially on loan, making the move permanent a year later.

San Jose, who has also been used in midfield, has made more than 100 appearances for Athletic.

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