Undabarrena has its future far from Lezama

Iker Undabarrena will race far from Lezama. The Biscayan midfielder will be former rojiblanco player starting this Saturday, which is when he finishes his contract with the Ibaigane entity. Linked to the Athletic from alevín age, the one of Gorliz is one of the soccer players with more future of all those that have militated this season in the branch. “Iker is a great footballer and I have a weakness for him, injuries have not let him get to where I think he would have come from, which is the first team, but he is young and we can have a great footballer,” said Gaizka Garitano of the midfielder. last April.

All in all, Athletic has not addressed its renewal for months. The sports management considered that it had tied Mikel Merino and did not move a finger to ensure the continuity of Undabarrena, who last season was one step away from playing on loan in the Second Division, but who finally stayed at Lezama to enhance the playoff options of promotion of Bilbao Athletic.

Undabarrena (23 years old) has left behind two serious knee injuries and has regained his best tone. Captain of Bilbao Athletic, Gorliz could have left Lezama when he left the Basconia after receiving offers from other quarries, but opted for Athletic.

The Bilbao club, despite finishing contract, did not include him in his list of casualties on May 30, although by then his goodbye was sung. The Athletic moved a first option of renewal in the first round and since then there have been no more contacts. The club at no time proposed him to promote the preseason of the first team, which is something he did with one of his teammates during the process of renewing their respective contracts.

The Berchiche puzzle

Athletic is confident of closing Yuri Berchiche’s contract this weekend. Everything is pending that the club rojiblanco and PSG take to paper what they have spoken these days. The side, in the final stretch of a vacation that began knowing that the return would have to pack because he would not continue in the PSG that this course will lead Thomas Tuchel, will embark on a new project in the league after having played in First Division for Valladolid and Real Sociedad. Athletic has a lot of livestock to become the destination of that return, although there are other clubs that still maintain interest and that are in time to improve the offer to the French team.
The incorporation of the zarauztarra will bring consequences in the club, as much in the economic aspect as in the sports one. In the matter of treasury the amortization of the signing of Yuri -also of a transfer that seems to be around 20 million euros- will be broken down in the coming years. The first team will increase the salary mass since the side will become one of the highest paid players in the squad. Enter a step similar to that of Iñigo Martínez, signed in January paying his clause to the Royal Society to deal with the departure of Laporte to City, and his salary will be among the five reference team.

Sides to export

From the sporting side, the arrival of the PSG’s still side bolsters a position for which the club has already made two moves: in January he signed Ganea, in deferred since it delayed his arrival for six months, and in May he announced that Andoni López, left-back of Bilbao Athletic, will do the preseason with Berizzo. If Berchiche is at the lions’ start on July 9, there will be a jam on the left side of the defense with Zarautztarra, Balenziaga, Ganea and Andoni López. The latter is called to seek an assignment. The pre-season was going to put him on Berizzo’s radar, but with less competition than what is now presented.
Ganea, meanwhile, has in his favor the possibility of playing also as an inside while Balenziaga is the side that has played more minutes in recent seasons: praised by Valverde and respected by Ziganda -the two consider him an extraordinary defender- nobody He thinks that they will show him the exit door of the dressing room but that he will have to make a competition with which they are convinced that the team and the players will win.

BVB jewel changes to Kiel

Next obligation for Holstein Kiel. Janni Serra, striker in the German U21 national team, moves from Borussia Dortmund in the far north.
Holstein Kiel is gearing up for the missed climb for the upcoming season. Center-forward Janni Serra moves from Borussia Dortmund to the north and receives a three-year contract with the storks.The 20-year-old played in the past second half on loan for second division VfL Bochum and came there to twelve league games.For the German U21 national team Serra completed so far so far six games.

Dortmund thinks about Morata

Borussia Dortmund is still looking for a new striker. Now the Black and Yellow seem to have caught Alvaro Morata from Chelsea.
Borussia Dortmund is still looking for a new striker who closes the gap left by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January.As the Bild reports, is next to the last borrowed Michy Batshuayi another prominent player of Chelsea in the focus of the black and yellow. We are talking about Alvaro Morata.
The Spanish top scorer toying after a disappointing debut season in the jersey of the blues with a change of scenery. According to the report, he can imagine a change in the Bundesliga.
Morata has cost 66 million
However, the 25-year-old should not be cheap. Chelsea sent 66 million euros for Morata to Real Madrid last summer. This sum would like to take the Premier League club again.
Moratas contract in London runs until 2022.

Sevilla FC Sturridge appears again in the orbit of Seville

Daniel Sturridge again appears among the forwards that are linked to Sevilla. The Liverpool player would be among the attackers that Joaquín Caparrós and his assistants intend for the Nervión team, according to The Telegraph.
It is not the first time that Sturridge, aged 28, is linked to Sevilla, because during the past winter market this possibility was discussed. Finally, Óscar Arias, then sports director, opted for the exmalaguista Sandro Ramírez.
The striker, not having minutes in his team, was last minute at West Bromwich Albion (where he only played six games for an untimely injury) on loan.
These same sources also speak of the interest of other teams for Sturridge, such as the Turkish Fenerbahce.

Valencia forces a ‘top’ purchase to Juve by Cancelo

The case of Joao Cancelo is going to test Juventus and that muscle that has so much publicized. He is able to pay 90 million for Higuain to be a master in the signings at zero cost fruit of the work with time of his staff of technicians. And Valencia is the main interested party that has already sent him by telephone and in person what are the conditions for the transfer of the Portuguese side.The price of Cancelo is around 40 million and the top recruitment scale of the Juventus squad has five players who have exceeded that figure. From Higuain, which is the signing for the most paid in its history (90 kilos). And they are followed by Buffon, with 52, Douglas Costa, with 46, Thuram, with 41.6 million and Nedved, with 41.2.
These are the most expensive signings for which the Turin team has paid … and the price of Cancelo are those 40 kilos that the club of Mestalla has set to give Joao Cancelo exit.
Juventus is a big European, but unlike other clubs do not always go with the checkbook to market. It is difficult for him to take that step and he does it very punctually. The case of Cancelo is to see if the Valencia is enforced and takes out the 40 kilos.

There are no players in the operation

Valencia will not allow players in the operation. Juventus have tried but have found that the Mestalla club needs cash. Do not reduce the sale price because it does not help to cover this mismatch in the budget to close the 2018-19 financial year. He tried with Pjaca but Valencia said ‘no’. Only money.

Malaga Baraja wins whole and Muñiz reappears

He did not want to put a deadline to close his coach, but José Luis Pérez Caminero, in his presentation as the new sports director of Málaga, sent a clear message that the chosen technician will help in the configuration of the blue and white squad. And that forces to close it as soon as possible, without rushing but without being able to wait forever.

Hence, the option of Fran Escribá, which was preferred by Caminero, has been diluted in the last hours. The Valencian already declined a month and a half ago the interest of Málaga with the argument of waiting for the movements in the First benches. The arrival of Rubi to Espanyol and the influence of García Quilón seemed to bring him closer to La Rosaleda, but returning to the silver category and in a project with severe economic limitations does not finish filling him. Too much risk

This being the case, the name of Rubén Baraja resonates with more force if possible. He still has a year of contract and the president of Sporting, Javier Fernández, has already declared that he has him, although the Valladolid does not seem so convinced. There is still a pending meeting between the two parties to resolve differences.

But, meanwhile, Málaga presses and pushes, testing other options offered by the market. And although it may seem a lie, for the third time Juan Ramón López Muñiz appears on the list. The gijonés already rejected Husillos’ first offer and on the second occasion it was Al Thani who said no when he had already agreed to his return as coach and sports director. Now, Muñiz is still without equipment and if the Baraja is not solved soon, it could be that the third was the loser.
A staff of 20 professionals

The first thing that Caminero did after his presentation before the media was to close himself in his new office with his “eyes and voice”, as he himself affirmed, Juan Rodríguez. There they were, with the rest of the members of the technical secretariat and some other collaborator, studying the team and making the first decisions about players.

The idea, expressed in public, was to have a short staff of professionals. On the one hand, the objective of reducing the enormous wage bill that drowns the club’s economy would be fulfilled; on the other, it would allow a greater participation of homegrown players.

The goal, perhaps utopian, is to have 20 players with the first team number when it is now 27. The first starts could come in the form of transfer with Rolón and Cecchini, who still enjoy a good sign in Argentina. The most complicated will be those who have several years of contract but do not have them, regardless of the coach that comes. The case of Cenk Gönen is the clearest of all.

Getafe Torres wants to tie the sports director this week: Nico Rodríguez, the favorite

With Ramón Planes out of action in the blue scenario, Getafe now has the mission to incorporate as quickly as possible a new sports director so that this plot is no longer orphaned in a few important weeks in which there are several names stored in the offices Alfonso Perez Coliseum to complete the template.

The chosen by Getafe is Nico Rodriguez, current sports director of Albacete and who would have given the ‘yes’ to Angel Torres, who also negotiate with the manchego box the incorporation of Mauro Pérez, currently in the sports management of the Madrid team, Carlos Belmonte for these functions.

What knows Angel Torres is that this week is key and should be final to alleviate as soon as the departure of Ramón Planes and continue working on the making of the template and with three names insured such as Oswaldo Alanís, Leandro Chichizola and Jaime Mata.

The promise of Cazorla if ‘redebuts’ with the shirt of Villarreal

Santi Cazorla spoke yesterday for El Transistor and said he is very excited to play football again and do the preseason with Villarreal: “I have the feeling that now I can try to do that pre-season with Villarreal, before that was unthinkable” .

The ex-international still has not finished believing him and if he does it again he has made a promise with a former Villarreal player: “A few months ago I could not walk and now I am training and I feel comfortable. I return to play we went up to Los Lagos de Covadonga by bicycle from Oviedo “.

Finally, the midfielder thanked all the effort to Villarreal and described his future return to the playground as the best day of his life. “It is impossible to return to Villarreal everything he has done for me, not only now.” If I play again it will be the happiest day of my sports life; We have worked hard for it, both my family and I, “he concluded.

The return of Borja is not easy

The Celtic fan unanimously demands the return of Borja Iglesias. However, his presence in the squad that will run the next season Antonio Mohamed is not clear, despite the fact that Zaragoza has not achieved the promotion to First Division.
The striker, who has signed in the Second 22 goals this season, has one year left of contract with the club from Vigo and has a clause of 10 million euros.
We will decide the best for both parties; Borja has shown a very clear commitment to Celta and will have our maximum understanding to stay or leave ”
The choice of the player seemed clear. If the team had risen, they would pay the clause and would remain in a team in which they have been tremendously happy. The not having ascended makes that option impossible, for that reason the tears of the santiagués last Saturday on the lawn of La Romareda.
For now, must be presented on the next day 9 to begin the preseason with Celta. But before that date, his future could be solved by having offers from First Division teams such as Espanyol, Getafe or Levante, among others, and also from foreign leagues. All of them willing to bet firmly on the attacker.
Last week, President Carlos Mouriño said about the striker: “We will decide the best for both sides, Borja has shown a clear commitment to Celta and will have our best understanding to stay or leave.”
The irreproachable attitude with the blue shirt of Borja Iglesias will make this summer to decide his future and, to this day, it seems complex to go through Celta.