Bilbao Athletic Sign Former Real Sociedad B Left-Back Odei Arrieta
Bilbao Athletic will begin preseason training on 12 July and have already been hard at work preparing the squad for the upcoming campaign. Gaizka Garitano will be losing several key players, either to promotions or permanent exits, and the club has continued to look for ways fill those holes. So far six players from CD Basconia have been promoted, while another three will spend the summer with the reserve team. However, there has been another outside addition to join the ranks.
On Sunday Athletic officially announced the signing of left-back Odei Arrieta who arrives after leaving Real Sociedad B. The 22-year-old saw his contract with La Real expire at the end of June and has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with Bilbao Athletic where he will compete for the starting role in Garitano’s squad.
Arrieta featured in 21 games for Real Sociedad B last season and has experience playing in the Segunda B. Bilbao Athletic were in need of another left-back to compete with Jon Rojo after it was announced that Andoni López would spend the preseason with the first team. Arrieta is the second outside addition to the team after Athletic signed Amorebieta starlet Oier Luengo.