Ibai Gomez attracting Basque interestOctober 12, 2018
Alaves winger Ibai Gomez is believed to be attracting interest from his former club Athletic Bilbao and their Basque rivals Real Sociedad.
Gomez has been on top form for Alaves this season, scoring three goals and assisting one in their opening eight league games as the Vitoria club sit sixth in La Liga.
His contract comes to an end on June 30th 2019 but he is already a target for Alaves’ neighbours Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad for next season.
Ibai spent six years at San Mames, beginning in the B team where he scored 12 goals in 19 games before being promoted to the first team where he featured 145 times before departing to join Alaves.
There have been talks between the player and club about extending his stay at the Mendizorrotza but so far nothing has been agreed.
The 28-year old is very vocal on social media and has recently stated he doesn’t know what his future holds but will continue to give his all for Los Babazorros.
Lo que dije fue que los que tienen que saber lo que QUIERO hacer, lo saben.
No tengo ni idea de lo que será de mi futuro.
Sólo pienso en jugar, mejorar y defender estos colores como lo he intentado hacer desde el día que llegué.
— IBAI GÓMEZ (@ibaigomez) October 11, 2018
His recent tweet when translated says; “What I said was that those who have to know what I want to do, they know. I have no idea what will become of my future. I only think of playing, improving and defending these colours as I have tried to do since the day I arrived.”
The Alaves fans are no doubt impressed with the form of the winger this season and will hope he decides to stay with Gomez himself thankful to the club after they helped him fall in love with football again.
In a recent interview he said; “I’m happy, because I came here to play and I’m doing it.”