Athletic Club confirmed on Thursday the return of midfielder Ibai Gómez, with whom he will sign until the end of the season 2021/22, after the agreement reached for his transfer with Deportivo Alavés, club in which he has played the last two seasons and half after leaving Lezama.
"Athletic Club and Deportivo Alavés have reached an agreement for the transfer of player Ibai Gómez to our entity, and the Santutxu player will sign a contract until June 30, 2022," Athletic said in a statement.
Further, The Bilbao club said that it has also agreed with the player to eliminate the possibility of resolving the aforementioned contract in advance by paying a termination clause.
The official presentation of the player will take place this Friday at 09:00 in the press room Jose Iragorri de San Mamés, after this same Thursday pass the previous medical examination.
Ibai Gomez will take the '19' on his return to Athletic Club, where he played a total of 145 official matches and scored 17 goals – including 3 in the Europa League and 1 in the Champions League – in his first stage, between 2010 and 2016. The winger returns home after spending the last two and a half seasons at Deportivo Alavés, where he has played a total of 92 games –81 in LaLiga and 11 in Copa del Rey – and scored 17 goals, in addition to giving 11 assists, to be key in the schemes of the team from Vitoria.
"Deportivo Alavés wants to thank Ibai Gómez for his professionalism and dedication during these more than two years and wishes him the best of luck in his new stage, Eskerrik asko, Ibai!", Alavés said in a statement.