GARCIA SIGNS AS TWO LEAVE BILBAO
Athletic Bilbao has completed the signing of Raul Garcia as the midfielder signs for £5 million from Atletico Madrid.
The 28 year old becomes the second signing of the season for Bilbao agreeing to a new four year deal after being linked for a prolonged time with ‘Los Leones’.
Raul Garcia played a total of 176 league games for Atletico Madrid and also another 33 on loan at home town club and Bilbao rivals Osasuna.
On their way out are midfielders Inigo Perez and David Lopez who should ultimately make way for new signings.
Perez joins Real Betis for a fee of £4.4 million after playing 34 times last season for Bilbao, of which 9 were as a substitute.
David Lopez, who joined last season, leaves for newly promoted Numancia for free after Oceano refused to renew the 32 year old’s contract.