Wednesday October 23 2019
Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Unai Simon linked to Real Madrid

Real Madrid have identified Athletic Club Bilbao goalkeeper Unai Simon as a possible signing in 2020, according to reports.

The 22-year-old has been first choice at the Basque giants this season ahead of Iago Herrerin and is said to have a €50m release clause in his current contract.

Simon has been a regular for the Spain Under-21 squads in recent years and helped the side to this summer’s European Championships title and is seen as one of the most promising goalkeepers in La Liga.

Wednesday October 16 2019
Arsenal, Everton look to Athletic Bilbao defender Unai Nunez

Premier League clubs Arsenal and Everton are both interested in landing Athletic Club Bilbao defender Unai Nunez, say reports.

The promising defender, who has been at the club since he was a seven-year-old, last penned a deal at San Mames in October 2017 which Marca reported to have a €30m release clause attached and will run through until 2022.

That contract was signed just one month after Nunez made his first team debut for Los Leones and he has subsequently featured 53 times for the Basque giants.

Monday September 16 2019
Basque derby set for United States

Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Sociedad look set to play a Basque derby in the United States next summer, according to Marca.

The Basque-themed Jaialdi festivities are set to take place in Boise (Idaho) next summer, and the clubs have plans to hold a match in the States to mark the event.

The report says that Athletic have drawn up an agreement to return to the United States in July and participate in one or two friendly matches.

Friday August 30 2019
Free agent Fernando Llorente to join Napoli

Out-of-contract striker Fernando Llorente is set to join Napoli on a two-year deal, according to a report in ESPN FC.

The 34-year-old netted eight goals and provided five assists in just 1,238 minutes of action last season and he was previously linked to Barcelona this summer.

Friday August 30 2019
PSG's Pablo Sarabia earns first Spain call-up

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Pablo Sarabia has been called up to the Spain national squad for the first time in his career.

Sarabia joined the French champions in a €20m deal from Sevilla this summer after netting 43 goals across three seasons at the Andalusian club.

The central midfielder began his career at Real Madrid before spending five campaigns at Getafe, ahead of his 2016 move to Los Rojiblancos.

Monday August 12 2019
Inaki Williams signs nine-year Athletic Club Bilbao contract

Inaki Williams has penned a nine-year contract extension at Athletic Club Bilbao with a renewed €135m release clause.

Williams - who was linked with a move to Manchester United this month - has signed until 2028 at the Basque giants, with this contract falling just short of the 10-year deal Real Betis gave Denilson in 1997.

The 25-year-old forward has spent the entirety of his career at San Mames, netting 48 goals in a total of 204 first-team appearances.

Wednesday August 7 2019
Manchester United move for Athletic Club Bilbao forward Inaki Williams

Manchester United are ‘giving their everything’ to sign Athletic Club Bilbao forward Inaki Williams, according to El Chiringuito TV.

The report claims the Red Devils - who look set to sell striker Romelu Lukaku to Inter - are willing to pay the €88m release clause of Williams to secure the deal.

The 25-year-old forward has spent the entirety of his career at San Mames, netting 48 goals in a total of 204 first-team appearances.

Monday July 8 2019
Espanyol sign Athletic Club Bilbao's Ander Iturraspe

Espanyol have completed the signing of Athletic Club Bilbao midfielder Ander Iturraspe on a one-year contract, the club have confirmed.

The holding midfielder has spent the entirety of his professional career at the Basque club - scoring three goals across 320 appearances since his first-team debut in the 2008/09 campaign.

Monday July 1 2019
Athletic Bilbao sign Barcelona goalkeeper Jokin Ezkieta

Athletic Club Bilbao have completed the signing of Barcelona goalkeeper Jokin Ezkieta on a four-year contract, it has been confirmed.

The 22-year-old will now have a €45m release clause at the San Mames and he is expected to go straight into the first-team squad, to compete with Iago Herrerin and Unai Simon for the number one spot.

Tuesday May 21 2019
Atletico Madrid move for Athletic Bilbao's Yeray Alvarez

Atletico Madrid plan to activate the €30m release clause of Athletic Club Bilbao defender Yeray Alvarez this summer, report El Mundo.

The 24-year-old has made 32 first-team appearances for the Basque club this season and he is seen to be an affordable upgrade for Los Rojiblancos.

The central defender has twice overcome testicular cancer, but after missing nine months of action he has been a fixture in Athletic’s first-team squad since February 2018.

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