Logroñés Reportedly Finalizing Loan Move For Andoni López

Andoni Lopez Training

Andoni Lopez is expected to spend the upcoming season on loan with Logroñés (Marca)

Andoni López hasn’t been able to start the preseason with his Athletic teammates as the left-back has yet to return from his loan assignment with Elche. The Segunda side are currently competing in the promotional playoffs and López won’t be able to return to Bilbao until Elche’s season is over. Once he does report to Lezama, López might not be there for very long.

With Yuri Berchiche and Mikel Balenziaga in the squad, López isn’t part of Gaizka Garitano’s plans. The left-back has just one year left on his contract and will spend it out on loan for a third consecutive season.

On Friday Radio Marca Bilbao reported that newly promoted Logroñés are finalizing an agreement to sign López on loan with the deal said to be essentially done. If completed, the move won’t be announced until after Elche’s season is finished and the 24-year-old has returned to Athletic. Andoni López has been unable to convince during his last two loan spells, making this season crucial for his future at San Mamés.

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