The 34-year old’s contract at the Estadio San Mames expires at the end of the current campaign, despite remaining as a key player for the Basque giants this season.
However, as per reports from Marca, he should put pen to paper on a new deal in the coming weeks, to commit his future to the club.
“We know him well and he speaks the language of Athletic and we speak his,” said club president Aitor Elizegi.
“It is important for the club for him to remain, and Raúl has stated the same.
“We want him to commit to us as soon as possible.”
Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi overtook him as the second highest current La Liga appearance maker last weekend, with Garcia now third, behind Messi and Real Betis club icon Joaquin.