Athletic Club Preparing An Improved Contract For Unai Simón
Unai Simón continues to impress. After signing a contract extension through 2023 back in July he was sent on loan to Elche where he would get the chance to play regular minutes in the second division. However, a month later he was recalled back to Athletic due to various circumstances and has since become the starting goalkeeper. Simón has played at an incredible level and the club is ready to reward him for it.
According to a breaking report from Juanma Velasco of Marca, Athletic are currently preparing a new contract for the 21-year-old. The new deal would significantly raise his wages to reflect his current role in the team and double his release clause to at least €30 million.
The Lezama product has already proven himself capable of playing in the top flight and has performed at a high level against opponents like Barcelona and Real Madrid. He’s no longer viewed as just a player for a future, but someone who is already an important part of the squad. Athletic’s desire to improve Simón’s contract shows faith in the young star who has earned his place in the team.
Athletic aren’t just working on a new contract for Unai Simón. The club has also reportedly finalized an extension with Peru Nolaskoain and have been in negotiations with Iker Muniain. Others like Oscar De Marcos, Aritz Aduriz, and Markel Susaeta are also in need of contract extensions, among others.