Great picture of San Mamés Bio .
Certainly an interesting one... I think adopting the grandparent rule would get mixed reactions from the fans but this suggests the club contemplated it:while Oar's paternal grandparents are understood to have Basque heritage, the ties were not deemed strong enough for the team coached by Ernesto Valverde to consider bringing in the 25-cap Australia international.
For a few weeks there I was hopeful that it would happen but unfortunately it didn't go ahead because of the club's policy
Maybe it's not too late? Looks as it could be reality after all doesn't it?meanwhile...
Llorente to Sevilla (free transfer)
Illara (back) to Erreala
such a shame we never managed to realise the R. Garcia/Monreal transfers...
My information is that the Arsenal fans were palnning a revolt if Wenger sold without buying.It's official, Raúl García will play for Athletic.
Apparently Eur 8m + 2 variable.
It's not a secret I don't like Raúl, I consider him a bit of an asshole. Said this, from a football point of view, he is an outstanding signing for our club. He adds so much in so many aspects (character, strenght, leadership, aerial power, experience, shot) and he will obviously be starter automatically if he keeps his Atlético level.
Ongi etorri Raúl. Also, I like sending the message that Athletic can and will sign important players from top teams.
BTW, don't discard Monreal tomorrow, total agreement with the player, fully dependant on Arsenal finding a substitute in the following hours.