Bilbao Athletic Defender Oier Luengo Returns To Amorebieta On Loan

Oier Luengo

Oier Luengo has returned to Amorebieta on loan (SDA)

Bilbao Athletic changed quite a bit over the summer. Almost the entire starting lineup left, either being promoted or moving to other clubs, which left Athletic with plenty of holes to fill. Many players were brought up from feeder CD Basconia but the club also looked to bring in outsiders like Amorebieta starlet Oier Luengo who signed a two-year deal with Bilbao Athletic.

Luengo was one of the best young center-backs in the league last year so it was no surprise that Lezama came calling. However, the 22-year-old has managed just two appearances this season with others like Dani Vivian, Gorka Pérez, and Javi Murua all chosen ahead of him. It became clear that he would not get to play regular minutes and now a move has been made.

On Monday Amorebieta announced that they had signed Luengo on loan for the rest of the season. He will now get the opportunity to play every week once again at a club where he is comfortable and can work on proving himself worthy of a more important role at Bilbao Athletic next season. In the meantime, Bilbao Athletic are still battling to qualify for the promotional playoffs and currently sit 7 points off the mark following Saturday’s 2-0 win over Vitoria.

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