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Bilbao head coach Quique Flores has brought in his second signing with Tarsi set to join Athletic with move from Real Zaragoza for £100k
BILBAO SIGN PROMOSING MIDFIELDER TARSI
Tarsi is a deep midfielder that has shown a lot of promise in the Liga Adelante with Real Zaragoza. The 19 year-old was handed his official Zaragoza debut aged just 17 and has developed well since then. This signing, as with Iker Hernandez earlier this window, has been a move to bring in young-talent and it is clear that Quique wants to build his team for the future.
This move has come at a surprisingly low £100,000 Real Zaragoza fans are generally annoyed at their club for selling a future star at such a low price. Athletic fans are excited by the prospect off Tarsi developing with them, however they will have to wait until next-season for Tarsi to be in with a chance of making his debut for the Basque giants. This is because the midfielder has been handed back to Zaragoza on-loan until the end of the season, so that he can grab as much game time as possible.
"I am incredibly excited for my future," spoke an enthusiastic Tarsi. "I have dreamed of joining a club like Bilbao all my life and I am so excited. However, I know that I will be playing for Real Zaragoza this season and I will give 100% for the Zaragoza fans and also to show Quique Flores that I can fight for a first team spot."
Tarsi will join up with Bilbao next season after a season-long loan with Real Zaragoza and hopes to push for a first-team spot.
Tarsi is Flores' third move this summer and despite the window closing in a few days, it may unlikely to be his last. There have been many rumours flying around in mind off the future of Ander Itturaspe. Sources from Spain say that he is on the verge of signing a new contract, however other sources say that a Chelsea move is imminent. For now, however, Bilbao can enjoy their new singing and hope that Tarsi can develop into a star.
Tarsi started off his career at third division side Gramenet before moving to Badalona in 2011, he only lasted a season there before joining Real Zaragoza and he made 31 appearances in his debut season for Zaragoza "B". Aswell as his 31 appearences he also made his first start for the full team and had a solid game. Last season saw the youngster start 22 games for the B team and 9 games for the full team, where he impressed enough for Quique Flores to decide to make a move.