Ander Herrera claims he never agreed to join Manchester United on transfer deadline day, and is very happy to be at Athletic Bilbao
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Ander Herrera will start today's game from the bench.
Athletic Bilbao XI: Iago Herrerín - Iraola, Gurpegi, Laporte, Balenziaga - Iturraspe, Mikel Rico, Beñat - Susaeta, Muniain & Aduriz.
Athletic Bilbao bench: Iraizoz, Erik Morán, Ander Herrera, Albizua, Ibai, San José & De Marcos.
Athletic Bilbao have swooped on Primera Division rivals Granada to sign midfielder Mikel Rico.
The 28-year-old Basque player has signed a three-year contract, which includes a clause allowing him to leave for 35 million euros (£30million).
New Athletic Bilbao manager Ernesto Valverde has appointed club hero Joseba Etxeberria as part of his backroom staff.
The former forward famously played for free in his final season at the club as a player, and was a favourite with the fans throughout his time at San Mames.
Athletic Bilbao are closing in on the signing of Real Betis midfielder Benat Exteberria on a five-year deal, according to reports in Spain.
Quite excited by the potential growth under Valverde. Fresh ideas and a whole new atmosphere around the club could engender great things.
@hazzaboy21 "The team has things to maintain, and also correct" - Valverde. Couldn't put it better, it's all about finding that balance.