Hodei Oleaga Signs Contract Extension With Athletic Club Through 2022
Lezama continues to produce exceptionally talented goalkeepers and Hodei Oleaga is the next in line. The 21-year-old featured as the backup to Unai Simón at Bilbao Athletic last season and again this year for the first team until Iago Herrerín was able to return from injury. He’s always shown the potential to become a very good player and Athletic club have now secured his future at the San Mamés.
On Thursday, Athletic officially announced that Hodei Oleaga has signed a contract renewal through 2022. His new deal significantly raises his wages and his release clause is now set at €30 million. Oleaga’s previous deal was set to expire at the end of the season and other clubs had already expressed interest in the goalkeeper who made it clear that his goal was to stay with Athletic.
Oleaga has always dreamed of playing for the Athletic first team and now that he has a new contract he can put all of his focus on continuing to improve his game. In the meantime, he will spend the rest of the year as the starter for Bilbao Athletic and the club will look to send him on loan to the Segunda next season. The future is bright for Hodei Oleaga who just took a big step forward to earning his place at the San Mamés.