Yuri Berchiche Reportedly Passes Medical Ahead Of Athletic Club Move
Yuri Berchiche’s move to Athletic Club continues to draw near. The 28-year-old has already agreed to a four-year contract with the Lions and the club has reached a deal with PSG that will see Athletic pay up to €24 million, variables included, to secure the transfer. The announcement can truly come at any moment and another important part of the move has now been completed.
According to RMC, Berchiche arrived in Bilbao on Saturday with his new wife as the two had been on their honeymoon. He went to IMQ where he underwent his medical and passed all tests. Now there is nothing left to do except make the transfer official with an announcement. Although the announcement is still under wraps Berchiche will be an Athletic player.
At this point it isn’t known why the two clubs haven’t announced the transfer yet, but some speculate that is has something to do with France and Spain playing in the World Cup this weekend and not wanting to interrupt the news cycle, while others believe that there are still some minor details being worked out. Regardless, Berchiche is expected to be presented as Athletic’s newest signing next week and he will join his new teammates on 9 July when preseason training officially begins.