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Balenziaga: This Is Athletic And The Club Always Wants To Have The Best Players

It has been an exciting summer for Athletic Club who made several high profile signings to strengthen the squad. Yuri Berchiche became the club’s second most expensive transfer when he joined from PSG, but his arrival will see Mikel Balenziaga play fewer minutes this season. Balenziaga recently spoke to the media and said that he is happy to be at

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Mikel Oyarzabal Reportedly Rejects Athletic Club, Will Continue At Real Sociedad

After seeing Kepa Arrizabalaga leave with Chelsea having paid his €80 million release clause Athletic Club found themselves with a treasure trove of money. The Lions did not want to sit quietly and were determined to use at least part of the sum in order to strengthen Eduardo Berizzo’s team. They turned their attention back to Mikel Oyarzabal, but have

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Peru Nolaskoain, Oihan Sancet, and Gorka Guruzeta Have Earned Their Place At Athletic

It has been a long and interesting summer at Athletic Club with new manager Eduardo Berizzo bringing hope and expectations back to the San Mamés. When the preseason began he called up seven players from Lezama and, although that number has dwindled, a handful have been able to convince the coach to keep them in the first team. Berizzo made

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Augsburg 0-1 Athletic Club: Preseason Ends In Victory

Athletic Club played their final friendly of the preseason on Sunday against Augsburg. After facing off with Hannover just 24 hours earlier, Eduardo Berizzo opted for an almost completely different lineup. Alex Remiro and Unai Nuñez were the only two players that stayed in the starting eleven. Like the match against Hannover the Lions dominated possession, but this time they

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Athletic Club Offer Mikel Oyarzabal A Lucrative Contract In Hopes Of Securing Transfer

Ever since Chelsea paid Kepa Arrizabalaga’s €80 million release clause there has been constant talk about what Athletic will do with the money. Immediately two names came to the front of discussions in Mikel Oyarzabal and Ander Herrera. The Lions already tried to convince Herrera to return to the San Mamés earlier this summer, but the midfielder wants to see

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Aritz Aduriz Will Miss Final Preseason Friendlies Due To Hamstring Soreness

There was a bit of a surprise on Saturday when Aritz Aduriz wasn’t named in the squad to play Athletic’s friendly match against Hannover. Instead, Raúl García started at striker and Iñaki Williams also spent time in the role. After the game, manager Eduardo Berizzo was asked about the situation and revealed that the 37-year-old has been struggling with hamstring

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Berizzo: We Did Much Better In The Second Half, There Are Things To Learn From

Athletic Club played their penultimate preseason friendly on Saturday against Hannover in what turned out to be a 2-0 loss for the Lions. Afterwards manager Eduardo Berizzo spoke to the media and was immediately asked about the departure of Kepa Arrizabalaga. He was quick to point out that you can’t think about players who have left and is confident in

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