Oihan Sancet Will Train With The Athletic Club First Team During The Preseason
Athletic’s Juvenil A saw their season come to an end on Sunday when they drew 1-1 with Atletico Madrid which resulted in a 4-1 aggregate loss in the Semifinals of the Copa. Despite the defeat, it has been an incredible season for the team led by coach Aritz Solabarrieta and this may actually be one of the best generations of players to come through Lezama in recent memory. Several of the starlets will be making the jump to feeder club CD Basconia, but one will actually be taking an even bigger step.
After the game ended, Athletic officially announced that midfielder Oihan Sancet will spend the preseason training with the first team. The 18-year-old played in 33 games this year and scored 8 goals while being a catalyst in the center of the field. While there is always a chance that he could impress Eduardo Berizzo enough to earn a place in the team, that is extremely unlikely due to his age and inexperience. He is expected to play for Bilbao Athletic in the upcoming season.
Sancet joined Lezama back in 2015 after leaving Osasuna and has always stood out among his peers. He has developed into a complete midfielder and plays with calm and control which is rare for someone so young. Counting the six players from Bilbao Athletic, Eduardo Berizzo will now have seven youth stars at his disposal when preseason training begins on 9 July. In the meantime, Sancet will be competing with Spain’s U18 team later this month.