Ander Herrera signs for Manchester United

Ander Herrera has completed his £29million move to Manchester United after agreeing to pay his buyout clause at Athletic Bilbao. The Liga club had rejected a bid from Louis van Gaal's side, but after the central midfielder underwent a medical at Carrington on Wednesday, a move seemed inevitable. And the 24-year-old's switch

Real Madrid 3-1 Athletic Bilbao: Match Report

An Isco double plus a Cristiano Ronaldo header ensured focus returned to matters on the pitch for Real Madrid following a comprehensive victory over Athletic Bilbao. Gareth Bale's impending move to los Blancos has stolen the headlines in recent days but Isco was determined to ensure he would not be overshadowed

Benat: Facing Madrid is always a hard ask

Benat Etxebarria recognizes Athletic BilbaoÔÇÖs task in facing Real Madrid this weekend, even as he prioritizes a result over a performance. The Basque Country outfit travel down to the capital for Sunday lunch at the Santiago Bernabeu in a clash between two teams currently with a 100 per cent record in

Benat makes move back to Bilbao

Spanish international Benat Etxebarria has re-joined Athletic Bilbao from Real Betis on a five-year deal, Athletic confirmed. "Athletic club and Real Betis have reached an agreement for the transfer of Benat Etxebarria to our club," said a statement on Athletic's website. Spanish media reported that the transfer fee will be around Ôé¼8m┬á($10.5m

Llorente: Juve one of the best

Juventus-bound┬áFernando┬áLlorente┬áis convinced that he is joining one of EuropeÔÇÖs top clubs. ÔÇ£They are one of the best on the continent,ÔÇØ the Athletic Bilbao striker noted. ÔÇ£TheyÔÇÖve shown over the last two seasons that they are the best in Italy. ÔÇ£IÔÇÖm very happy,ÔÇØ he continued. ÔÇ£Although IÔÇÖm focused on Athletic right now, there

ÔÇÿIf Ronaldo focused on footballÔǪÔÇÖ

Mikel San Jose hit out at Cristiano Ronaldo after Real MadridÔÇÖs win at Athletic Bilbao, suggesting that the Portuguese is overly focused on histrionics. Ronaldo, who scored MadridÔÇÖs opening two goals in Sunday eveningÔÇÖs 3-0 win at San Mames, clashed with San Jose during the second half, dropping to the ground

Marcelo Biesla doubts Madrid are distracted

Marcelo Bielsa doubts that a European-focused Real Madrid will be easier to face this weekend for Athletic Bilbao. Off the back of their Champions League quarter-final in midweek away to Galatasaray and with a semi-final against Borussia Dortmund on the horizon, it was put to the Athletic Coach that this is

Biesla names squad for Valencia clash

Marcelo Bielsa has named his 19-man Athletic Bilbao squad for the match against Valencia tomorrow. Los Leones host Ernesto Valverde's men looking for the three points that could take them nine points clear of the relegation zone. And they do so with Iker Munain back in the squad after serving a one-match

Llorente attitude tires Athletic Bilbao

At Athletic they are sick and tired of the Fernando Llorente's attitude and behaviour, as he continues to arouse indignation amongst those who run the club with his statements and conduct. The Athletic player has set out on a crusade to try and rescue his image outside of Bilbao, at the

Juventus prepare £5.6m offer for Llorente

Fernando Llorente┬ácould be on his way out of┬áAthletic Bilbao┬áin the January transfer window as Juventus┬áare ready to make a Ôé¼7 million (┬ú5.6m) offer for the powerful attacker. The Serie A champions already attempted to lure the Spain international to Turin in the summer transfer window, but Athletic refused to let go

Bayern complete Javi Martinez transfer

Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez on a five-year contract after meeting his Ôé¼40 million buy-out clause. The 23-year-old had been courted by a host of clubs, including the Bavarians and Manchester City, throughout the summer, but the Basque club were adamant that they were

England move very likely – Llorente’s Agent

Athletic Bilbao forward Fernando Llorente's agent has claimed that his client has attracted attention from two clubs in England and that a move to the Premier League is "very, very possible". Juventus were confident of landing the Spain international, who recently decided that he would not be extending his current contract

Juve table Llorente bid

Juventus have submitted a Ôé¼16 million (┬ú12.5m) bid to land Athletic Bilbao's coveted striker Fernando Llorente, if reports from are to be believed. With Serie A set to resume on August 25, the Italian champions are still searching for a forward, and recent reports have linked the Scudetto winners to