Liga - Benat on verge of Athletic deal

Real Betis playmaker Benat Etxebarria is expected to sign for Athletic Bilbao within the next few weeks, reports have suggested.

Liga - Benat on verge of Athletic deal

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Athletic Bilbao's forward Laporte (L) vies with Betis' midfielder Benat Etxebarria (R) during the Spanish league football match between Betis and Athletic Bilbao at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Sevilla on January 21, 2013 (AFP)

Several media outlets in Spain, including AS, claim that the 26-year-old will sign on the dotted line as soon as next week.

Joan Verdu’s arrival at the Verdiblancos from Espanyol yesterday looks to have put the final nail in the coffin for Benat.

The Spain international came through the youth ranks at San Mames, before being sold to the Benito Villamarin team in 2009.

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