Athletic’s Alex Remiro Leads Huesca To Primera, Suffers Head Injury In Win
This season has been a coming out party for Lezama product Alex Remiro. The goalkeeper was sent on loan to Huesca where he has solidified his place as one of the best players in the Segunda and has earned 15 clean sheets along the way. It became clear early in the year that Huesca were destined for great things with Remiro providing security at the back and they have officially made history. On Monday they defeated Lugo 2-0 to earn their first promotion to the Primera while also boasting the best goal differential in the league.
Although Remiro has played a huge role in the success this season, Monday night’s game was not a good time for the 23-year-old. Early in the first half Remiro challenged for a ball in the box that was struck directly into his face. After falling to the ground he stayed down for a while until trainers came out to check on him. He was dizzy, disoriented, and could not remember being ahead 1-0 at the time. An ambulance was called and he was rushed to the hospital out of precaution, but he was conscious which was a good sign. Later in the evening Remiro sent out a message on social media joking that he didn’t remember being ahead but was happy to see his team win and officially earn promotion.
Remiro’s future is a big question mark at this point. The keeper still has one year left on his contract with Athletic, but also understands that Kepa Arrizabalaga is the starter for the foreseeable future. The Basques have already offered him a contract renewal offer, but he has asked for time to think it over before making a decision. So far the hope has been that Huesca would earn promotion so that Remiro could continue on loan while also being able to play in the Primera. It will be up to him to make a decision about his contract situation.
With the mystery surrounding Remiro, several clubs are monitoring the situation carefully. So far Espanyol and Girona have both shown interest in the 23-year-old, along with a handful of Segunda clubs that are vying for promotion along with Huesca. In the meantime, Remiro will return to Athletic this summer for preseason training where he will compete with Iago Herrerín and the new manager will be looking to build the squad ahead of the upcoming season.