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Iker Munian will leave Athletic Bilbao at the end of the season

Athletic Bilbao’s forward Iker Muniain has announced that he will be leaving the club at the end of the current season, when his contract expires. Munian has never played for another club in his professional career, as he is a product of Athletic’s youth academy and has been part of the senior team since 2009. He has taken part in a total of 557 matches, with a return of 78 goals and 70 assists.

Muniain has represented the Spanish national team just 2 times, making his debut in 2012. This season he is not among the first-choice options for manager Ernesto Valverde and has featured in 22 games in all competitions. Muniain has started from the 1st minute in only 7, and has entered as a sub on another 15 occasions. Prior to this season the forward had won 2 Spanish Super Cups, but his greatest moment in Athletic shirt came earlier this month, when Muniain led Bilbao with the captain’s armbrand to their first Spanish Cup trophy in 40 years.