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Release Clause Demand The Biggest Obstacle Standing In Athletic’s Way Of Signing Mikel Merino

Every day that passes is one day closer to the end of the Mikel Merino soap opera. The midfielder is going to leave Newcastle this summer and the only question at this point is where he will end up. So far Athletic Club, Real Betis, and Real Sociedad are leading the race for his signature and all three have offered

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Athletic Club And Real Sociedad Will Play The Euskal Herriko Kopa Final On 4 August

The Euskal Herriko Kopa, or Basque Country Cup, is played during the summer between the two Basque clubs that had the best records against other Basque teams in La Liga. Last year’s final saw Athletic face off against Alavés, but the match ended without a winner when referee Palencia Caballero left the field after sending off Alexis Ruano. The Lions have

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Mikel Vesga Looking To Leave On Loan After Learning That He Isn’t A Part Of Eduardo Berizzo’s Plans

Athletic Club’s midfield was extremely disappointing last season and is in need of an overhaul. So far the Lions have signed Eibar captain Dani García and plan to keep Unai López in the team after a successful year on loan with Rayo Vallecano. At the same time, there are now too many midfielders in the squad and new manager Eduardo

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Real Sociedad President Travels To England To Negotiate For Athletic Club Target Mikel Merino

Over the last two weeks Athletic Club and Real Betis have been battling over the signature of midfielder Mikel Merino. Both clubs have offered the 21-year-old a five year deal with competitive wages and have kept communication lines open with Newcastle. Initial reports say that the English side will be willing to part with the starlet for roughly €15 million

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Javier Clemente Working With A Group Who Plan To Run For Athletic Club President In Next Year’s Elections

Javier Clemente is one of the most decorated and accomplished managers in the history of Athletic Club. After spending his career at the San Mamés he went into coaching after retirement and enjoyed a successful spell from 1981-1986 where he led the team to a Copa del Rey title in 1983 followed by the league double in the following season.

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Julen Lopetegui’s Real Madrid Appointment Could Spell Trouble For Kepa Arrizabalaga’s Future At Athletic Club

Last year Kepa Arrizabalaga flirted with the idea of leaving Athletic Club to join Real Madrid, but ultimately decided to renew his contract with the Basques in January. He penned a new deal through 2025 that also contained an €80 million release clause. Then-manager Zinedine Zidane had a lot to do with Kepa’s decision as the Real Madrid coach continued

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