Alkorta, about the interest of Atlético by Yeray: "No wonder"

The athletic director of Athletic trusts the continuity of the center: "I imagine that they will be rumors, but what we hope is that he remains here".


Athletic Club's sports director, former international Rafa Alkorta, was not surprised on Wednesday of the rumors that point to an interest of Atletico Madrid to sign Yeray Alvarez, as he believes that Barakaldo's brave central has made "a fantastic season. " "I do not know if the Atlético de Madrid is true, but I'm not surprised. No wonder it's Atlético de Madrid and they can also be more teams, because the level that Yeray has given this year for me has been fantastic "said Alkorta. For the Athletic head of sport, "surely the best couples in LaLiga have been without a doubt Iñigo and Yeray". "No wonder there are rumors, which I imagine will be rumors, but what we hope is that it will continue here", added.

"Yeray has a contract with us, which at the moment we have no problem," he said, considering the situation of Unai Núñez, the third center of the squad and also with good performance when he played, comparable. "Núñez also in the same way, I give him value, he has a contract, he has a clause and at the moment he is a player of Athletic", he explained. On Yeray, the president, Aitor Elizegi Yeray, believes that "it is a very good sign" that Athletic players "are on the lists of other clubs" because that means there is quality in Lezama and that there is relief. "Elizegi also believes that" Unai (Nunez) has also been impeccable "when he played.

Alkorta did not want to extend on Fernando Llorente, who, as" any player who can play in Athletic has to be in the crosshairs "of the leaders rojiblancos". "But Fernando Llorente is in another club and I can not say more," he said. The last of the names that Alkorta personalized was that of Asier Villalibre, the young striker of Bilbao Athletic who, with 23 goals, finished as top scorer of the four groups of the regular season of Segunda B. "Expectations are good" , he said, pleased with the "fantastic year of Asier", since "it is not easy to go down a step to get a good boost", as has Gernika, who returned to the subsidiary after three unsuccessful assignments in the Second Division teams, to Numancia, Valladolid and Lorca. "I expect a lot from him and that in a short time his subject is resolved", advancing a possible quick recovery of the battering ram.



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