Athletic Club Resume Contract Negotiations With Unai Simón
Negotiations with Unai Simón were well underway before the pandemic. Athletic planned to reward the young goalkeeper with an improved contract and ensure his future at the club. Unfortunately, the health crisis put everything on hold with both sides wanting to hold talks in person.
Now that the season has returned and life is starting to return to normal, a deal could be just around the corner. According to a report from Javier Beltrán of AS, Simón and Athletic have resumed negotiations with both sides hoping to finalize an agreement as soon as possible. The Lezama product wants to continue his career at San Mamés.
In addition to increasing Simón’s wages, Athletic want to raise his release clause to at least €70 million. Some sources claim that it could surpass €100 million. Simón has already made it clear to Athletic that he has no desire to leave and wants to sign a new deal to commit his future to the club. With both sides hoping to come to terms quickly, Unai Simón could be putting pen to paper before the end of the season.