July 16, 2024 | 5:53


Alavés wants everything that Athletic has left over

Unai Vencedor, Athletic Club midfielder, in action during a match.

Jesus Carames

June 16, 2024 | 2:09 pm

Operation Cession: Adu Ares and Vencedor

El Deportivo Alavés is determined to make the most of the opportunities offered by the transfer market and has set his sights on the players of the Athletic Club who do not have many options to be starters in the Bilbao team. In a strategic move, Alavés has shown interest in Adu Ares y Unai Victor, two young promises who need minutes to continue growing.

Adu Ares, a 21-year-old forward, has shown flashes of his talent in Athletic's youth ranks, but has yet to establish himself in the first team. His speed and ability to overflow are characteristics that Alavés hopes to take advantage of to give more dynamism to their attack. On the other hand, Unai Victor, a 23-year-old midfielder, has been a promising figure in midfield, known for his vision of the game and distribution ability. His loan to Alavés could provide him with the playing time necessary to fully develop his potential.

Defensive Reinforcements: Imanol García de Albéniz and Villalibre

In addition to looking for reinforcements in the forward and midfield, the Alavés is also interested in strengthening its defense with the incorporation of Imanol Garcia de Albeniz y Asier Villalibre.

Imanol Garcia de Albeniz, a 22-year-old left back, has had difficulty finding his place in Athletic's first team due to competition in his position. His loan to Alavés would offer him an opportunity to prove himself in a less demanding environment and gain the experience necessary to compete at the highest level in the future.

On the other hand, Asier Villalibre, known as "El Búfalo", is a robust 24-year-old forward who has been a constant presence in the Athletic ranks, although without establishing himself as an undisputed starter. Villalibre brings an imposing physical presence in the box and an ability to play with his back to the goal that could be very useful for Alavés in their fight to stay in the top flight.

Athletic Strategy and Opportunities for Alavés

The strategy of Athletic Club giving up its young players and those with fewer playing minutes is not new, but it reflects a willingness to allow these players to gain experience in other La Liga teams. For Alavés, these additions are a golden opportunity to strengthen their squad without having to make large financial outlays.

The transfer of these players not only benefits the Alavés in terms of short-term reinforcements, but it can also result in accelerated development for loaned players, who could return to Athletic with more experience and maturity.

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