Hodei Oleaga Leaves Athletic After Terminating Contract
Hodei Oleaga’s time at Athletic has officially come to an end. The 23-year-old spent last season on loan Melilla in the Segunda B but was unable to convince the club that he’s ready to compete for a place in the first team. As a result, Athletic formally announced on Thursday that an agreement has been reached to terminate his contract with the club.
After joining Lezama in 2013, Oleaga rose through the ranks and eventually reached Bilbao Athletic, but has been unable to realize his dream of playing at San Mamés. With so much competition at the goalkeeper position, Oleaga’s future with Athletic was uncertain, but now he will have the opportunity to join another club to play regular minutes.
According to a report from Endika Río of Mundo Deportivo, Oleaga could already have a destination lined up. Oleaga said to be close to joining Barakaldo where he would have the chance to work with former Athletic great, Gorka Iraizoz, who serve as the goalkeeping coach for the club in the upcoming season.