MADRID (Rahnuma): Athletic Club Bilbao on Monday confirmed the signing of former FC Barcelona B-team goalkeeper, Joki Ezkeita on a four-year contract until the end of June 2023.
The 22-year-old was formed in the youth categories of Osasuna, before joining Barcelona in 2015 and spending four seasons at the club, one of which was on loan with Catalan side Sabadell in the third tier ‘Segunda B.’
He joins Athletic as a free agent and the club have imposed a 45 million Euro buyout clause on him.
Ezkeita will carry out pre-season training with Gaizka Garitano’s first team squad, competing for Iago Herrerin and Spain Under-21 international, Unai Simon for a place in the starting 11 when the season kicks off in mid-August. Athletic Bilbao operate a transfer policy of only signing players of Basque heritage or players born within the Basque Autonomous region of Northern Spain.