According to latest reports, Spanish outfit Athletic Bilbao have renewed their interest in Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal. The Spanish club transfer policy reflects that they sign only players native to the Baque Country or neighbouring regions.

Monreal have failed to break into first team since his move to Arsenal back in 2013 and has always been below Gibbs in the pecking order. With Gibbs injured this season, Monreal got some starts this season but the 29-year old is expected to be benched once Gibbs returns from injury.

However, Athletic club have failed to secure top-4 finish this season which will see them not feature in Champions League next season. This might play a role in player’s decision to move to Spanish club as Arsenal have secured 3rd spot in Premier League.

 

Athletic Bilbao president have earlier confirmed their interest in Monreal and few others as he said, 

“There was interest from Athletic in players, although it was focused on Illarramendi. There are not so many players: [Asier] Illarramendi, Raúl García, [Nacho] Monreal, [César] Azpilicueta.

“We have to be aware, monitoring– whether they continue at their clubs [or not], it’s because they are interesting.”

A move to Athletic Bilbao meant that Monreal will get quality first team football but will miss Champions League next season.

  • SHARE

    I am a sports enthusiast. Primarily a football fan these days post the golden era of Indian cricket.

    Related Posts

    Rohit records third double-ton in ODIs

    Mohali, Dec 13: India skipper Rohit Sharma (208 not out), who piloted India to a mammoth 392 against Sri Lanka on Wednesday, became the first...

    British cyclist Chris Froome to cooperate with UCI after abnormal drug test

    Madrid, Dec 13: Britain's four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome on Wednesday said he would provide any information required by the International Cycling Union,...

    WWE Smackdown Live full results: December 12th, 2017

    Last night marked the go-home edition of Smackdown Live for the Clash of Champions PPV, on this Sunday. Shinsuke Nakamura was back in action...

    WWE: What Happened Once Smackdown Went Off The Air: December 12, 2017

    Yesterday marked the last night before Smackdown Live comes up with the annual PPV event, Clash of Champions on this Sunday. It is going...

    WWE News: New Number One Contender’s Match Announced for Next Week’s Raw

    As reported earlier, Rich Swann got suspended from WWE for an indefinite span of time. He was involved in an altercation with his wife...