Bilbao Athletic Forward Iker Amorrortu Joins Cultural Durango On Loan For The 2018/2019 Season

Iker Amorrortu

Iker Amorrortu scored 5 goals for Basconia last season (LaCanteraDeLezama.com)

Gaizka Garitano is hoping to enjoy another great season in his second year as manager of Bilbao Athletic. The Katxorros made it all the way to the promotional playoffs in the previous campaign, but things could be more difficult this time around with nearly the entire starting lineup gone. Several young stars from CD Basconia and the Juvenil A team have been called up to the reserves, but there won’t be room for everyone.

On Tuesday Athletic Club officially announced that forward Iker Amorrortu will spend the 2018/2019 season on loan with Cultural de Durango. With the return of Iñigo Muñoz and Iñigo Vicente, who were training with the first team, there was an overbooking of attacking players. Playing on loan will give Amorrortu the chance to enjoy regular minutes as he continues his development.

Amorrortu has spent the last few years playing with Gernika, Bermeo, and Vitoria before joining CD Basconia in January. The forward was able to score five goals in 16 games and was given the chance to train with Bilbao Athletic this summer. He has shown promise and will now have the freedom and opportunity to continue growing while away on loan this season.

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