Unai Etxebarria Joins Logroñés On Loan For The Promotional Playoffs
Unai Etxebarria’s time at Athletic has come to an end. The goalkeeper joined Lezama back in 2013 where he played for the Juvenil A team before advancing all the way to Bilbao Athletic. This year he split time with Hodei Oleaga in the starting lineup, but the club recently announced that he would not have his contract renewed. With just one game left on the schedule, the 22-year-old has already left the club.
Athletic announced early Monday morning that Etxebarria will be joining Logroñés on loan for the rest of the season. Logroñés have been plagued by injuries and Etxebarria will be able to compete in the promotional playoffs. Sources claim that the Lezama product could continue at Logroñés next season depending on how he performs during this short loan spell.
Interestingly, the loan agreement also contains a clause that would prevent Etxebarria from playing against Barakaldo if they were to meet Logroñés in the playoffs. Athletic’s close relationship with Barakaldo likely has much to do with this particular limitation. Hodei Oleaga will start Bilbao Athletic’s final game of the season on Sunday against Vitoria.