8 Players From Bilbao Athletic And Basconia Leave The Club Without Renewals

8 players have left Lezama after not being offered contract renewals (AC)

The season just ended a few days ago, but Athletic are already busy preparing for the next campaign. There will be far less time than usual given the fact that the pandemic forced the season to finish two months later than usual, which means there won’t be much of an offseason.

Plans are already being made and on Tuesday Athletic formally announced that eight players from Bilbao Athletic and Basconia would not be offered contract renewals with their current deals having just expired. As a result, these players will be leaving the club and will be free to sign with other teams for the upcoming campaign.

Antonio Salado, Javier Murua, and Jon Rojo will leave Bilbao Athletic after a combined 16 years with the club. Departing Basconia will be Javier Rudi, Gorka Estrada, Iker Salvador, Deiby Ochoa, and Aritz Ruiz de Mendarozqueta with a combined 22 years spent at Lezama.

Athletic thanked the players for their hard work and dedication during their time at Lezama and wished them well in the next stage of their careers. Returning to the club is always a possibility for any of the players if they continue to improve in the years to come.

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