Unai Simón To Double Release Clause With New Athletic Contract
The date is set. In the coming days Athletic will officially meet with Unai Simón’s representatives to begin negotiating a new contract for the young goalkeeper. The club recently made contact with the player’s agent to express desire in offering a renewal and Simón has already informed Athletic that he has no desire to leave. In fact, the 22-year-old is eager to sign an improved contract and commit his future to his boyhood club.
Simón has quickly established himself as one of Europe’s top goalkeepers and Athletic want to protect their starlet by increasing his €50 million release clause as well as reward him with much higher wages to reflect his role in the team. According to a report from Javier Beltrán of AS, Simón’s release clause is expected to double with the new deal and could be even higher.
There’s no denying that Simón is the present and future of the Athletic goal. The goalkeeper has performed at such a high level that he could even be included in Spain’s squad for EURO 2020 but, despite attracting attention from other clubs, he’s regularly stated that he has no desire to leave Athletic. Contract negotiations will move swiftly once the two sides meet.