Athletic Club Monitoring Racing Starlet Erlantz Cubillo
It’s been just over a year since Erlantz Cubillo left Lezama to join Racing Santander but the goalkeeper could be on his way back to Athletic. Born in Bilbao, Cubillo stood out as a very promising player with Lagun Artea before coming to Lezama in 2016. Cubillo was released from Lezama last June and has shown impressive growth since making the move to Racing.
Cubillo was recently named the best goalkeeper during the Torneo Laredo, which Athletic won 2-1 over Racing, and has caught the eyes of several clubs. According to a report from La Cantera De Lezama, Athletic have made initial contact with Cubillo’s representatives with hopes of bringing the goalkeeper back to Lezama. Real Sociedad, Villarreal, Real Oviedo, and Real Zaragoza have all shown interest in the starlet as well.
The young goalkeeper hasn’t ruled out a return to Athletic, though last summer’s departure could certainly affect his decision. Erlantz Cubillo is a very promising talent and Athletic will have strong competition to sign the 17-year-old as the summer progresses.