Amorebieta after Prem switch
Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta is ready to drop
into the free agent pool and push for a move to England.
The Venezuela international has been offered fresh terms in
Spain, with his contract set to expire at the end of the
He has, however, rejected the new deal and is prepared to see
out of the final few months of his current agreement.
Interest in his services is already building, with informal
talks having been held regarding his next move.
Ambitious Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala and Premier League
heavyweights Arsenal are among those to be monitoring Amorebieta’s
situation, and his representative has revealed that a switch to
England would be the 27-year-old’s preferred choice.
“We have had some contact with other clubs, such as Anzhi, but
Fernando wishes to play in the Premier League and that is our
priority,” Amorebieta’s brother and agent, Kepa, said in Marca.
“There have been calls and sounds from Arsenal, but we still do
not have a formal offer from them on the table.”