Seven Segunda Clubs Have Formally Requested To Sign Peru Nolaskoain On Loan
Athletic’s preseason training will officially begin on Thursday and Gaizka Garitano will have over 30 players under his command. Naturally, there won’t be room for everyone and several will have to leave this summer in search of minutes elsewhere. For younger players, loans are often the best way to continue their development and prove that they are ready for a more important role at San Mamés.
Garitano has already made it clear that he will give every single player the opportunity to fight for their place in the squad. That being said, the club is already fielding loan offers for a handful of starlets and Peru Nolaskoain is receiving the most attention. Sources have told Inside Athletic that at least seven teams from the Segunda have formally requested to sign the 20-year-old on loan with Real Zaragoza currently leading the race.
Both Athletic and Nolaskoain see Zaragoza as the best destination because the midfielder would be able to play regular minutes and the two clubs have a strong relationship. At this point, nothing has been decided and other clubs could make a strong push, but all indications are that Nolaskoain will play with Zaragoza this season. However, as mentioned above, Garitano will give the 20-year-old the chance to earn his place at Athletic and no move will take place until at least August.