Deadline Day Signing
After a relatively busy transfer window for clubs all around the world, Raul Gonzalez
, the current Racing
manager, announced the signing of one last player, Igor Gabilondo
. Before that, he revealed that he was close to signing former Castilla
defender Ivan Gonzalez
on a free transfer, but 'lacked funds' to complete the deal, prompting him to choose Gabilondo
, which is seen as the media, experience over youth. Raul
, quickly dismissed the rumors, stating that Gabilondo
was the faster of the players to communicate to Racing
that he had accepted the contract, so it happened by chance.
, widely known in the Basque region, started his career at Real Sociedad
, where he would stay for 6 years, scoring 13 goals, in over 120 appearances, before moving to Athletic Bilbao
on a free transfer, and would be there for another 6 years, before moving once again on a free transfer, to Cypriot
side AEK Larnakas
. After spending a season there, he was released, where he was picked up by a well-known friend, Raul
, now at Racing. He will also join his former team-mate Francisco Yeste
revolution at Racing
Gabilondo during his stay at Bilbao.
player, was pleased to join the revolution at Racing
, with Raul
. In an interview with Marca
, he said,"I'm really happy to return back to Spain
, and get back to be with my friends, Raul
and Francisco (Yeste)
, and we will hopefully be looking to win the championship this term. Hopefully, we'll have a successful season."
During the same press conference, Raul
also spoke about the season tickets Racing have made for this season, and said,"I'm very happy with the backing of the fans, since they are the ones who actually make this football club. To arrive at this institution, and given such support, it's amazing, and I feel like I've been truly been given a chance." The manager, revealed how much Racing had sold, which was 13,000 season tickets.
Racing Final Season Ticket Sales