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Athletic Club President Josu Urrutia Still Looking To Improve The Squad

This may be the most interesting summer that Athletic President Josu Urrutia has overseen during his time at the helm. Throughout his tenure Urrutia has been hesitant to spend big on players, with some fans going as far to call him cheap, but that seems to be changing. In January, after losing Aymeric Laporte, the President immediately invested half of

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Athletic Club Serious About Pursuit Of Ander Herrera, But Willing To Wait Until Next Summer

Athletic Club are already working on plans to strengthen the squad this summer and have placed a premium on improving the midfield. Eibar captain Dani Garcia, who will see his contract expire next month, has already agreed to make the switch to the San Mamés and the Lions are said to be targeting Newcastle’s Mikel Merino and Manchester United’s Ander

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Athletic Club Will Have To Fend Off Competition For Mikel Merino

This summer will make four consecutive transfer windows that Athletic Club have pursued midfielder Mikel Merino. After seeing Borussia Dortmund take him away from Osasuna it looked like the Lions would have no chance of brining the starlet to the San Mamés. However, Merino struggled to play regular minutes in Germany and was then sold to Newcastle last summer where

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Breaking Down The Major Changes Coming To Athletic Club This Summer

For four consecutive years Athletic Club enjoyed European competition and were one of the best teams in all of La Liga. The Lions played tough football, were organized, and the San Mamés was a fortress that even the best clubs struggled to overcome. This season all of that has changed. Kuko Ziganda took over as manager after Ernesto Valverde left

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Athletic Club Facing Competition For Osasuna Winger Kike Barja

Athletic’s interest in Osasuna winger Kike Barja is well documented at this point. After a poor offensive showing this season the Lions know they need to improve their attacking options and view Barja as a solid addition. The 21-year-old is versatile, able to play on either wing, and has an eye for goal and creating chances. Although he has a

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With Dani Garcia Signed, Athletic Club Make Mikel Merino Their Top Priority

Athletic Club are already busy preparing for next season. So far the Lions have sealed transfers for Ander Capa and Cristian Ganea, while also reaching a contract agreement with Dani Garcia who will see his current deal with Eibar expire at the end of the current campaign. Add in the fact that the Basque giants are close to finalizing an

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Mikel Merino Admits He Would Like To Return To La Liga One Day

Mikel Merino remains the number one transfer target for Athletic Club going into the summer window and the Lions are hopefully that they can finally land the prized midfielder. There was a deal in place back in the Winter, but without a replacement coming in Rafa Benítez vetoed the sale. The 21-year-old recently gave an interview with AS and admitted that

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