Exit plans revealed for Athletic trio after Berizzo arrivalJune 20, 2018
Athletic Club have told three players – Benat, Ander Iturraspe and Mikel Rico that they can leave the club this summer.
Eduardo Berizzo’s arrival at the new San Mames has sparked a few decisions to be made on the future of some players in the squad currently and is it now being reported that the aforementioned trio are on the look out for a new club.
For Rico and Iturraspe, they will see their current deals at the Basque club expire next summer, but it is of the notion that Athletic will look to sell them for a cut price deal this summer.
Benat has a longer deal until 2020, but interest in him from other La Liga clubs has been developing in recent weeks, including former side Real Betis.
Whilst no more communication has been given over their futures, Argentine Berizzo’s installment as head coach on July 1st is expected to spark a few significant changes at the club, including some new arrivals.
Athletic struggled last season under Jose Angel Ziganda and finished in the bottom half of the La Liga table.
Berizzo, who was sacked by Andalusian side Sevilla in the first half of last season has fans optimistic about the new season.