Arsenal target ‘close’ to new Athletic Bilbao deal with £66.5m release clause

first_imgArsenal and Real Madrid target Kepa Arrizabalaga is on the verge of penning a new deal at Athletic Bilbao.The 23-year-old is out of contract at the Basque club at the end of the season and has been strongly linked with both Arsenal and Madrid.Arrizabalaga is rated as one of the best young goalkeepers in Europe and it appeared as though he would be moving on with no new deal agreed.It had been reported that the Spaniard, who has drawn comparisons to Manchester United’s David De Gea, would only extend his stay if he was given a significant pay rise.And now Marca has claimed that a new deal with an annual salary of around £2.7million is very close to being agreed.What’s more, Arrizabalaga’s release clause will be raised from £8.8m to £66.5m. 1 23-year-old Kepa Arrizabalaga was been linked with moves to Arsenal and Real Madrid last_img

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