Loyal footballer in kind gesture to club shocker!
Athletic Bilbao’s Joseba Exteberria will play for free
Former Spain international Joseba Exteberria is donating himself to the club he has played for since the age of 17 for a season. The 31-year-old’s contract expires this summer, but he has vowed to stay on at Athletic Bilbao for a further season on a voluntary basis. The deal is kosher – the winger has signed an official contract extension which confirms he will play for zilch next season.
He said: “I wanted to do this gesture but never did I want to set a precedent.”
That is a pretty sizeable donation to the club in terms of wages they have saved, so fair play to Joseba. Rumours that Wigan are trying to convince Titus Bramble to sign a similar contract have not yet been confirmed.