Alain Oyarzun Confirms Interest From Athletic Last Summer
Last summer was quiet for Athletic. Despite the club reportedly having interest in players like Javi Martinez, Ander Herrera, and Alex Berenguer, there were no new signings. Instead, Athletic once again turned to Lezama, promoting Gaizka Larrazabal and Asier Villalibre as well as welcoming Mikel Vesga back from loan.
Although no signings were made, the club was also said to be weighing up a move for winger Alain Oyarzun who was coming off of a very impressive first season with Numancia. Nothing came of the interest but Oyarzun has since confirmed that Athletic were in contact and monitoring his performances.
“Last year I had the confidence of the coach and hardly any injuries,” Oyarzun told Mundo Deportivo de Gipuzkoa.. “Things were going well for me and there was interest and calls from both La Real and Athletic asking about my situation. They told me that they were following me closely.”
Unfortunately, Oyarzun hasn’t enjoyed the same success this season. The 26-year-old has only featured in six matches for Numancia and no longer appears to be a transfer target for Athletic in the upcoming window.