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Arsenal & Liverpool Eyeing Summer Move For Spanish Defender

Arsenal and Liverpool are among the clubs monitoring Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebietato – who is available on a free transfer at the end of the season

Despite the transfer window now being closed there will still be plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, there is interest from the Premier League in Fernando Amorebietato.

Arsenal and Liverpool are among the clubs monitoring Athletic Bilbao defender Fernando Amorebietato, 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.

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.

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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 I wouldn’t be surprised if Arsenal and Liverpool find the competition for his signature grows considerably in the coming months.

Would Arsenal and Liverpool fans like to see Amorebieta join their club in the summer? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. M.

    February 5, 2013 at 5:26 am

    He ‘ll not be joining LFC for sure. There is something seriously missing in our scouting. Initially we wasted money on garbage & now seem to miss out bargains. Joe Allen for 15mn & Moussa Sissoko for 1.8mn; someone should face some strong music.

  2. Mick Downer

    February 5, 2013 at 5:27 am

    Lets see if we still have our manager in the 13/14 season I have my doubts,he did not splash the cash in January.If we do not make the champions Leauge why are we talking this now????

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