Ander Herrera leaves PSG well, but has not terminated his contract. The Spanish midfielder is indeed joining Athletic Bilbao on a one-year loan with an option to buy for the following season, as announced by the two clubs on social media this Saturday evening. An unexpected outcome for this element which did not seem in a hurry to make concessions.
Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera joins@AthleticClub for the 2022-2023 season, as part of a loan with an option to buy.
Club wishes Ander a great season in the Athletic Bilbao jersey.
— Paris Saint Germain (@PSG_inside) August 27, 2022
Former player of the Basque club, where he played between 2011 and 2014, the ex-Parisian was announced ready to return to Spain in recent days, but only if Paris released him after paying him his two remaining years of contract. The hypothesis of a departure on loan was revealed on Wednesday by Loic Tanzi of The Teamso against the grain of other media sources.
9 Ander Herrera returns to Athletic Club.
=4� El centrocampista llega cedido hasta final de temporada, con opción para aquirir sus derechos para la campaña 2023-24. #OngiEtorriAnderHerrera #AthleticClub >�
— Athletic Club (@AthleticClub) August 27, 2022
Herrera, paid gradually according to his performances with Bilbao, will be presented to Basque supporters on Sunday at 11 a.m. at San Mames. The Spanish international (2 selections) should return to the field with continuity after the last difficult months in France, where he arrived free from Manchester United in the summer of 2019.