Athletic Club Sign Barcelona Starlet Iker San Vicente
When it comes to Athletic Club, youth signings are often just as important as first-team transfers. Bringing in the best young players to Lezama is an absolute priority and every year more talented prospects arrive at the Athletic academy. This summer has already seen several top starlets join Lezama and another promising player was confirmed on Tuesday.
According to an exclusive report from La Cantera De Lezama, Barcelona’s Iker San Vicente has left La Masia and signed with Lezama. The 18-year-old center-back underwent his medical with IMQ on Tuesday and will officially join Athletic’s Juvenil A squad when the team starts preseason training next Thursday. He also took to social media to say goodbye to Barcelona.
San Vicente was born in Pamplona and caught the eyes of several big clubs while playing with Osasuna. In 2017 he was viewed as one of the best 16-year-olds in the country and decided to sign with Barcelona with Real Madrid, Juventus, and Athletic all showing interest at the time. This summer San Vicente chose not to renew his contract with the Blaugrana and has now signed with Athletic Club where he will start taking the steps to reach the first team and one day play at San Mamés.