Iñigo Lekue Staying At Athletic Despite Interest From Other Clubs

Iñigo Lekue’s versatility makes him a valuable player to Gaizka Garitano (AC)

Injuries have plagued Iñigo Lekue over the past few years, but his place in the team is unquestioned. Capable of playing on either side of the defense and both wing positions, Lekue’s versatility has made him a valuable player under Gaizka Garitano. While the 27-year-old may not be expected to play heavy minutes, he will have a role again this year.

Like previous summers, Lekue has attracted interest from other clubs. Several teams, including newly promoted Elche, have asked about Lekue’s availability, per Javier Beltrán of AS. However, Athletic’s response was simple. Lekue is part of Garitano’s plans this season and won’t be leaving on loan.

Lekue is still under contract through 2023 but his long-term future with the club is uncertain. With many young players close to breaking into the first team, Lekue will have competition in the years ahead. For now, Iñigo Lekue’s versatility makes him a useful contributor in the team.

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