Iker Muniain bids farewell to Athletic Bilbao after 15 years at the club

Iker Muniain bids farewell to Athletic Bilbao after 15 years at the club

Iker Muniain says goodbye to Athletic. The Navarrese (32 years old in December) says goodbye to the red and white club, with which his contract ended this season. “You have been the best thing in my life, but now, my love, the time has come to separate us,” he says in a video posted on Athletic’s social media channels.

The red and white captain has posted a video recorded in the San Mamés locker room in which accompanied by the music and lyrics of Aitormena (Hertzainak) made the announcement. “I arrived in Bilbao when I was 12 years old, as a child, and today, almost two decades, later I come to announce my departure at the end of this season after 15 years in the first team“, he said. “I’m leaving happy, with the dream of having lifted the long-desired twenty-fifth Cup title and having taken the barge out 40 years later. It has been something incredible. The communion that we have shown between fans and team shows that we are truly unique in the world,” he continued.

De Marcos consoles an emotional Muniain after communicating the decision to his teammates.

It has been a very difficult decision, but I think it is the best for both Athetic and me

Muniain, who debuted in Athletic’s first team when he was only 16 years old, added that “it has been a very difficult decision, but I think it is the best for both Athetic and me. As one of the songs we have sung says during the celebrations. I admit that you have been the best of my life (confieso que has sido lo mejor de mi vida) but now, my love, let us be free first (pero ahora, mi amor, ha llegado el momento de separranos”. The footballer adds that “these remaining games, as always, We will fight to reach that dreamed Champions League position.. Thank you, and always hello Athletic.”

Iñaki Williams and Herrera hug Muniain after confirming their goodbye.

“Iker Muniain has decided to go through the big dooronce his dream of taking out La Gabarra with the champion Athletic has been fulfilled,” the club maintains. The entity also advances that “in the near future a farewell event and tribute to the captain will be held in San Mamés itself, which will open to the general public for such an important occasion.” LThe Navarrese’s communication has followed the pattern of that of Raúl García. The two had recorded a video that they did not broadcast until they revealed the news to their teammates, gathered in the gym.

The Navarrese is the second player with the most games in the club’s history (557) and he only has José Ángel Iribar (614) ahead of him. The footballer has not yet revealed what his future plans are and whether these involve continuing his career at another club. The player is Self-confessed River Plate fana team he supported from the field in the Libertadores final that faced Boca at the Bernabéu in 2018

2024-04-24 09:58:36
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