Athletic closes the circle with renewals

Athletic has just closed the circle of renovations that began at the beginning of 2021. The last one was that of Raul Garcia, officially confirmed today minutes before nine thirty in the morning.

In this way, the sports department headed by Rafa Alkorta puts an end to the process to tie those footballers who finished their contract on June 30 of this year. Between them only remains Iago Herrerín, but the goalkeeper, who does not even enter the calls, has already advanced his intention to leave the club.

It all started on January 7, a few days after Marcelino took over the reins of the first team relieving Gaizka Garitano. That day, Ibaigane announced the new contract for Mikel Vesga for three more campaigns, until 2024.

The first month of the year ended and on February 1, the entity chaired by Elizegi announced the renewal of the youth squad Oier Zarraga until 2023 to become a player of the first team with the number 19, the same one he wore Kenan kodro, on loan to Valladolid.

The next day, the spotlight fell on Oscar de Marcos, one of the most important footballers in the squad. The versatile footballer from Laguardia renewed for one year (2022).

The last two contract extensions carried out before the Raul Garcia have been those of Unai Victor Y Mikel Balenziaga. The Rekalde midfielder renewed on February 8 until 2025 and the Zumarraga side did so two days later for one more campaign.

Raul has signed its new relationship without a termination clause, as did the veterans From Marcos Y Balenziaga in its extension for one more course. However, the new contracts Vesga Y Victor they do reflect an economic amount to break them. 50 million in the case of the first and 40 in that of Bilbao.

So much Raul What From Marcos Y Balenziaga They have been revalued in these last two months of competition, something that may have served as an impetus to complete their renovations. The individual improvement of the footballers comes from the hand of the collective progression that the team has given since Marcelino He is in front of the San Mamés bench.