Unai Vencedor has reinforced his bond with Athletic by means of a new contract that will join the club until June 30, 2025. The midfielder, who has taken ownership, had signed until 2023, but the club and the sports management have considered it necessary to expand this link and go shielding the player. Ibaigane has made the agreement official this Monday and has clarified that the footballer will have a clause that will start from 40 million euros – it was the shield that was collected in the previous document – and will go up progressively. The fact is that the 20-year-old from Bilbao will wear rojiblanco for the next five years, in which he should consolidate in the first team and continue with the progression that has led him to the elite. «I’m very happy. I am proud to represent the club of my life for five more years», The Biscayan commented in an institutional video.
Winner arrived in Lezama in 2017 and since then he has not stopped burning stages at breakneck speed. He had a good season with the Junior Division of Honor and promoted to Bilbao Athletic without going through Basconia, a leap that only a few have made in the rojiblanca factory. In his second season with the subsidiary, the midfielder received a call from Gaizka Garitano, who made him debut just a year ago against Osasuna. He only had that match in the elite, but the return was a matter of time. He has done it this year and in the blink of an eye he has dressed as a starter, a suit that suits him well.
«An incredible feeling»
The arrival of Marcelino García Toral has consolidated the presence of Vencedor in the starting block. He has played 18 games so far this season -14 in the League, two in the Cup and two in the Super Cup, 14 of them in the initial formation- for a total of 1,118 minutes. The Asturian’s pulse did not tremble when it came to putting him against Real Madrid and Barcelona, and the young man responded. He participated in the conquest of the title and if nothing strange happens, he will continue to be one of the important men in the Villaviciosa scheme. He forms a couple with Dani García, although he has also done it with Vesga. At 20 years old, he is one of the young values that has been going strong. His renewal comes a week after that of Oier Zarraga, another midfielder, who signed until 2023.
Winner who stated that he is in a good moment, like the team, and that the renewal is a recognition of his football. “All the effort that has been made for me and for me people – in reference to reaching the top – is rewarded. It is a pride. It is the club of my life, where I want to be, an incredible feeling », has declared the rojiblanco. He has promised that he will try to “return the trust” placed in him and work “even harder” to justify his new contract. And neither has he forgotten the fans. «Let’s see if we can give them a joy than another by getting some more title », has stressed in reference to the Cup.