BILBAO CLINCH YOUNG TRIO
Athletic Bilbao has completed the signings of Spanish hotshots Ignacio Cidoncha, David Villaran and Jose Ramon for a combined fee of approximately £2 million
Goalkeeper Cidoncha joins Bilbao after ‘Los Leones’ launched a £1.1 million bid in which Real Madrid accepted.
The 16 year old had just signed a professional contract with ‘Los Merengues’ but later agreed a three year contract on £7,000 a week.
One player who was yet to sign a professional contract was David Villaran who joins Bilbao from Liga Adelante club Las Palmas.
The central midfielder who just turned 16 years old moves to Bilbao on a 3 year contract for free in which the Basque club will be forced to pay £400,000 compensation to Las Palmas due to Villaran’s age.
Similar to Villaran’s transfer is Jose Ramon who also joins Bilbao at a zero cost in which ‘Los Leones’ coughed up £475,000 in compensation to Tenerife.
Ramon is known as one of the Spain’s most exciting prospects with teams such as Real Madrid and Villarreal after his services before Bilbao snapped up the 16 year old ball winning midfielder.
All signings are likely to represent Athletic Bilbao’s Under 19’s squad this season although the sizeable fee paid for some suggests they may make a jump to the first team sometime in the near future.