Unai Simón Close To Signing New Contract With Athletic Club
Unai Simón is one of the pillars upon which Athletic will build the team for the foreseeable future. The 22-year-old, who has become one of the best goalkeepers in Europe over the past year, has regularly said that he is committed to his boyhood club and wants to continue his career at San Mamés. However, that hasn’t kept other clubs from showing interest in the Lezama product.
Despite the attention, Simón has no intention of leaving Athletic. Currently under contract through 2023, Simón last signed a renewal in April of 2019 which raised his release clause to €50 million but a new deal is close to being finalized. Just a few days ago it was reported that the club had already contacted the player’s representatives and talks have moved swiftly since then.
According to a report from Juanma Velasco of Marca, Simón could put pen to paper on a new deal very soon. Signing a new contract will significantly increase the goalkeeper’s wages and his release clause will rise to somewhere above €70 million. Unai Simón has already informed the club that his intention is to renew and Athletic are ready to reward the starlet with a contract that better reflects his current role in the team.