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Fernando Llorente open to Spurs exit; refuses to rule out Athletic exit

Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente has refused to rule out a return to Athletic Bilbao after reports of an exit from the Premier League club surface. The Spanish striker has found himself struggling for playing time under Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs after completing a summer move from Swansea City, making just one Premier League appearances this season. The Daily Mirror claims that the forward is now open to a switch away from the English club, less than one year after rejecting a move to Chelsea in favour of the Wembley based outfit….

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La Liga News 

Ziganda accepts blame for poor Athletic season

Jose Angel Ziganda has taken blame for Athletic Bilbao’s poor season, saying he is fully responsible. Levante produced a superb result at San Mames to beat the Basque side on Monday evening and all-but ensure their La Liga safety. The visitors had all the pressure on their shoulders before kick off, knowing that Clarence Seedorf’s slow improving Deportivo La Coruna were getting some points on the board. Athletic – who have been a far cry from their usual best this season, have very little to play for at this point of the…

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La Liga Match Centre News 

Athletic Club vs Levante: Match Preview, Lineups and Prediction

Athletic Club will host a Levante side at San Mames on Monday evening who are looking to ensure their La Liga safety. Date: Monday, 23 April 2018 / Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / Venue: San Mames  The home side drew last time out in La Liga with Real Madrid, seeing themselves improve massively from their inconsistent season so far – and coach Kuko Ziganda will be hoping his side can finish the campaign in that same vein. Ziganda’s job is far from safe at the San Mames and it is looking almost…

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La Liga News 

Who has been Athletic Bilbao’s Player of the Season?

With our La Liga News UK Awards starting last week with Alaves’ Player of the Season, we now take a look at Athletic Bilbao, who have had an indifferent season. The Basque side have struggled for consistency, making it hard to select a consistent performer, however, we have whittled it down to five players, which include Inaki Williams, Kepa, Iker Muniain, Unai Nunez and Raul Garcia. Raul Garcia Garcia has been one of those players to keep good form, gaining an average rating of 7.06 per game and scoring eight…

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La Liga Match Centre News 

Real Madrid 1-1 Athletic Club: Inaki Williams’ goal cancelled out by late Ronaldo flick

Cristiano Ronaldo’s late flick gave Real Madrid a draw against Athletic Club at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday evening. The Basque visitors have been largely inconsistent this season and pressure is fully on boss Kuko Ziganda as talk of a replacement coming in this summer continues to dominate the regions media. But, they did produce a superb performance against Zinedine Zidane’s side – with Inaki Williams putting them 1-0 ahead with a superb finish in the first half. Williams was the biggest threat for the away side but they failed to…

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La Liga Match Centre News 

Real Madrid vs Athletic Club: Match Preview, Lineups and Prediction

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane could field a second string side against Athletic Club on Wednesday evening as the Champions League semi-finals take priority. Wednesday 18th April / Kick-off at 20:30 UK / Santiago Bernabeu The visitors have an awful record at the Bernabeu and will come up against the potential of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, who were both rested for the game against Malaga at the weekend. Jose Angel Ziganda is under increasing pressure with Athletic and is expected to be replaced by Eduardo Berizzo this summer, making…

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La Liga News 

Berizzo’s contract demands causing doubt over Athletic Club move

Eduardo Berizzo and Athletic Club are at odds over a contract as negotiations continue to appoint the Argentine at San Mames. The Argentinian was sacked by Sevilla in December and has been out of work since, but Athletic are now in talks to confirm him as their next manager. According to MARCA, Berizzo has not been short of offers during his time out of the game with various offers from South America, but would prefer to remain in Spain and is in pole position for the job in the Basque Country….

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La Liga News 

Athletic Bilbao to appoint Eduardo Berizzo as next manager

Former Celta Vigo and Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo has his next La Liga job lined up and will take over as coach at San Mames this summer, replacing Kuko Ziganda in the dugout. The Argentinian was sacked by Sevilla in December and has been out of work since, but Athletic are now in talks to confirm him as their next manager. According to MARCA, Berizzo has not been short of offers during his time out of the game with various offers from South America, but would prefer to remain in Spain…

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Villarreal 1-3 Athletic Bilbao: Goals galore blows race for Europe wide open

Villarreal suffered a major blow as Athletic Bilbao blew the race for Europe wide open in a heated victory at Estadio de la Ceramica on Monday evening. Inigo Cordoba got the early goal in a well worked move which gave them the lead only four minutes into the encounter. Inaki Williams’ perfectly timed run allowed him to round Sergio Asenjo and cut back to Cordoba, whose volley found its way into the corner of the net. There was a scare minutes later as Villarreal were forced into an early change when Pablo…

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La Liga News 

Asier Garitano takes to social media to discuss Leganes future

Leganes boss Asier Garitano has taken to social media to give a clear indication on his future after links to Real Sociedad and Athletic Club. The current Leganes boss has been working wonders with the Madrid-based side and it was reported by @OyeAthletic that a deal to bring him to the San Mames had been reached. Garitano is wanted by Athletic officials to replace Jose Angel Ziganda, who has been largely criticised for indifferent form this season, despite still being in the Europa League. Athletic and Leganes met two weeks ago and negotiations were said…

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