Borja Viguera is set to complete a move from Athletic to Sporting Gijon on a two-year contract.
The 29-year-old has spent two years at San Mames since joining from Basque rivals Alaves but does not feature in Coach Ernesto Valverde’s plans.
Los Leones will however continue to pay part of Viguera’s wages during his time at El Molinon. In exchange, they will also reserve the right to re-sign him after the first year of his contact. The deal should be official later on Tuesday.
In other transfer news, it appears that Kike Sola is also free to leave Athletic. The forward is said to prefer a return to first club Osasuna, though the chances of that happening are remote.