Raúl García Signs Contract Renewal With Athletic Club Through 2021 Without A Release Clause
Raúl García has been one of the most important players for Athletic since joining the club in 2015. In just 5 seasons the midfielder has already made 169 appearances and scored 48 goals. Beloved by fans for his passion and energy, Rulo has become a favorite at San Mamés and figures to have a key role in the team again this season. Going into the final year of his contract, the club made it a priority to renew the 33-year-old and an agreement is finally complete.
On Saturday Athletic officially announced that Raúl García has signed a contract renewal through 2021 and has agreed to not insert a release clause in the deal. The two sides had been in negotiations for a few weeks with both hoping to finalize the extension as quickly as possible. Osasuna were also said to be interested in bringing García back next summer, but the midfielder had no plans to leave Athletic where he and his family are very happy.
Raúl García will address the media in a formal press conference on Sunday at noon in the Jose Iragorri Press Room at San Mamés. The midfielder is the second player to sign a renewal this week, following Yeray’s extension through 2026 on Thursday. Mikel San José and Beñat are now the only two players who are entering the final year of their contracts and the club will be analyzing their situations throughout the season.