Alex Remiro Expected To Sign Contract Renewal With Athletic Club
Alex Remiro joined Lezama at 14 years old and immediately stepped into the shadow of Kepa Arrizabalaga. Every year the pair were right beside each other in terms of development and quality, but Kepa received the most praise and was seen as the one destined to become a legend at the San Mamés. Remiro continued to work hard and spent last year on loan with Huesca where he proved he was ready to make the jump to La Liga.
Going into this summer Remiro’s contract extension was one of Athletic’s biggest priorities. His current deal is set to expire next year and the 23-year-old has already rejected renewal offers because he didn’t believe he had a future at the club with Kepa standing in his way. Athletic looked destined to lose Remiro, but everything changed when Kepa decided to leave for Chelsea.
Remiro isn’t standing in a shadow anymore, he’s in the center of a spotlight. The Lezama product will now have the chance to fight for the starting role in Eduardo Berizzo’s team and could become the present and future at the goalkeeper position. His contract renewal is even more of a priority now, but it looks as though the two will be able to reach an agreement.
According to a report from Juanma Velasco of Marca, Alex Remiro is expected to sign a renewal once he and Athletic sit down to discuss the specifics and what his role will be. The club is also said to be ready to give the 23-year-old a much better deal that will include higher wages than anything they have offered so far. It should be noted that there is still no agreement as of right now, but the two sides will meet soon and the hope is that an agreement will come quickly.
In the meantime, Remiro has an even stronger chance of convincing Eduardo Berizzo after Iago Herrerín suffered a muscle injury during Thursday’s training. Due to his age and experience Herrerín likely has the upper hand in terms of being the starter right now, but Remiro will be given every chance to fight for that role. Alex Remiro has been standing behind Kepa for nearly a decade, but now he’s ready to introduce himself to the San Mamés