Athletic Club Reportedly Finalizing A Transfer Agreement With Alavés For Ibai Gómez
All signs point to Ibai Gómez returning to the San Mamés. The 29-year-old winger’s contract is set to expire in June and Alavés do not want to lose their start player for free. They have already made him a renewal offer through 2022, but Gómez is said to have been seduced by the idea of returning to Athletic, the club he has supported his entire life. Now the agreement may be just around the corner.
According to an exclusive report from Javier Ortiz De Lazcano of El Correo, the two clubs are hoping to reach an agreement in the next couple of days for a fee of around €3 million. The most important thing to Athletic is to have peaceful and friendly resolution with Alavés who understand that their star players wants to accept the offer from the Zurigorri.
Athletic have already been in contact with Gómez and have offered him a contract for the remainder of this season plus three more years. The Lions hope that a deal will be finalized soon enough for the winger to make his debut in one of the club’s three consecutive games against Sevilla. Bringing back Ibai Gómez has been a major focus of new President Aitor Elizegi and, unless something changes, an agreement with Alavés is expected to be finalized in the coming days.