Gorka Pérez Will Leave Bilbao Athletic When His Contract Expires In June
Gorka Pérez joined CD Basconia back in 2014 and came to Lezama with plenty of promise and potential. After being developed at Barakaldo, the defender featured in 31 matches for the Basauritarras before going on loan to Gernika the following year. Pérez was then promoted to Bilbao Athletic in 2016 where he has spent the last three seasons competing for a place in the starting lineup.
The 23-year-old had his best season at Bilbao Athletic last year but found himself without a path to the first team. With so much competition in his way, and being unable to continue with Bilbao Athletic due to his age, the club officially announced that Pérez will be leaving Athletic this summer after his contract expires on 30 June.
Pérez leaves Athletic having made 37 appearances for Bilbao Athletic over the past three years. His time in Bilbao may be coming to an end, but the defender will have plenty of suitors throughout the Segunda B and possibly even some in Spain’s second division. Athletic thanked Pérez for his dedication to the club and wished him well in the next stage of his career.