Who Are Ya? Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham)
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Name: Fernando Amorebieta
Signed from: Athletic Bilbao
Did you know?
During Athletic’s successful 2009–10 season, Amorebieta picked up an impressive 18 yellow cards and two red cards.
What’s the deal?
The Venezuela international has been on Athletic’s books since he was a kid and has been established as a regular starter for several seasons. But he has been in a contract dispute with the club.
Talks broke down in January and the club withdrew the offer that had been on the table, so all parties knew that Amorebieta would be leaving this summer at the end of his current contract.
Fulham reportedly beat Arsenal, Everton and Zenit St Petersburg to his signature.
What do they say?
“I’m delighted to have signed a four-year deal with Fulham and I’m looking forward to competing in the Barclays Premier League next season. I’m impressed with the talent already at the club and I look forward to meeting the players for pre-season training in July.”