Athletic Cadete B Sign Eibar Starlet Joseba Ituarte
It’s been a summer of change for Lezama. Several coaches have left the Athletic academy with Sporting Director Rafa Alkorta bringing in new coaches to develop the next generation of Lions. While Alkorta continues to introduce his Lezama project, the ultimate goal of signing the best young players from around the Basque Country is still the top priority.
Athletic have already signed a handful of top young players including Miguel Barandalla and Beñat Hurtado, but the summer is still young. The Zurigorri will continue looking to promising talents that can join the academy and have officially added yet another starlet. According to a report from La Cantera De Lezama, Eibar defender Joseba Ituarte has signed with Lezama.
Ituarte has spent the last two seasons training at Eibar where he was recently recognized as one of the Jokalari Eredugarria, or Exemplary Players, along with others from the youth academy. Ituarte is a left-footed center-back and will play with Athletic’s Cadete B team next season alongside former Eibar teammate Beñat Hurtado who is also viewed as one of the most promising Basque forwards of his age group.