Alaves have confirmed the signing of former Barcelona target Ibai Gomez from Athletic Bilbao on a three-year contract.
Athletic agreed to terminate Ibai’s contract prior to his move, despite it having another season to run.
The winger’s Alaves deal does not contain a buyback option, although his release threshold has been set relatively low at €10m.
Ibai made over 100 appearances for Los Leones, having broken through in the 2010-11 season, but his last two campaigns were plagued by injuries.
The 26-year-old was also reportedly close to joining Barca prior to his first-team bow at Athletic but chose to reject La Blaugrana’s advances.