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Athletic secure Susaeta for long term

Published: Monday 10 September 2012, 18.05CET
Athletic Club attacker Markel Susaeta has ended speculation surrounding his immediate future by agreeing a new contract that ties him to the club until June 2017.
Athletic secure Susaeta for long term
Athletic Club's Markel Susaeta (right) celebrates victory at Old Trafford last season ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Monday 10 September 2012, 18.05CET

Athletic secure Susaeta for long term

Athletic Club attacker Markel Susaeta has ended speculation surrounding his immediate future by agreeing a new contract that ties him to the club until June 2017.

Athletic Club attacker Markel Susaeta has signed a new contract that is set to keep him at the club until June 2017.

The 24-year-old winger – whose previous deal was due to expire at the end of the season – has developed into a crowd favourite at San Mamés, where he has scored 17 goals in 167 Liga appearances since making his debut in September 2007. Tied in to the former Spanish Under-21 international's new deal is a buy-out clause of €35m.

Last season's UEFA Europa League runners-up begin this year's tournament at home to Israel's Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC on 20 September. They then take to the road to face AC Sparta Praha and Olympique Lyonnais in October. 

Last updated: 10/09/12 18.23CET

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