Athletic Club bound: Andoni Gorosabel confirms Alavés exit

Alavés star Andoni Gorosabel has on Friday made public his decision to depart the club in the summer.

Defender Gorosabel’s future has for some time now represented a subject of heavy speculation at Mendizorroza.

As much comes with a number of clubs from across the Spanish football landscape having long been expressing a keen interest in his signature.

Front and centre are Athletic Club, whose efforts to source a new option on the right of the club’s backline have led them to Alavés’ star performer.

Ahead of a predicted upcoming move to the Basque Country, Gorosabel himself has today in turn announced his decision not to renew his expiring contract in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

The 27-year-old’s Glorioso journey will come to an end after a solitary season, across which he has managed 33 La Liga starts to date.

In an official release across the club’s website and social media platforms, Gorosabel confirmed:

“Taking advantage of the fact that it is the last home game and that there are two games left, I wanted to inform the Deportivo Alavés fans that it is time to separate our paths. It has been an incredible experience for me, it has been an incredible year. I have been very comfortable. It has been an honor to belong to this club and wear this shirt. I’ve given everything every time I’ve gone out on the field and I am very grateful.”

Conor Laird | GSFN

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