Should Arsenal Sign This Spanish Defender From Bilbao ?

Arsenal and Liverpool are rumoured to be interested in Athletic Bilbao’s Spanish defender Fernando Amorebieta. Arsenal fans, having seen their club wait till the last minute to sign Nacho Monreal from Malaga, would well and truly be tired of hearing rumours that Wenger is never gonna sign.

Here is a fresh rumour that have been circling around the web lately. Arsenal and Liverpool are among the clubs monitoring Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebieta, according to Sky Sports News. The report claims the Spanish centre-back is expected to leave Bilbao when his contract expires at the end of the season after the La Liga club withdrew their latest contract offer after failing to agree terms over a new deal.

Fernando Amorebieta
Fernando Amorebieta

The news of his availability is understood to have alerted several clubs throughout Europe, with Sky Sports claiming Arsenal and Liverpool have joined the likes of Barcelona and AC Milan in showing an interest in the 27-year-old.

Amorebieta has made over 250 appearances for Bilbao since joining the club and despite representing Spain at under-19 level, he has elected to play for his native Venezuela at senior international level.

The defender was hugely impressive during Bilbao’s march towards the Europa League final last season, including winning a double-header against Premier League leaders Manchester United. It’s not often a player of his quality is available on a free transfer, so it won’t be a surprise if Arsenal and Liverpool find the competition for his signature grows considerably in the coming months.

Have a look at his stats this year:


Stats Via Whoscored

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