Liverpool transfer news: Spanish sensation Iker Muniain set to snub Reds interest and commit future to Athletic Bilbao

5 Nov

Spanish forward Iker Muniain is set to ignore interest from Liverpool and sign a new deal at boyhood club Athletic Bilbao.

As talkSPORT told you last week, the 25-year-old has emerged as a target for Liverpool with his contract up at the end of the season.

Iker Muniain is set to snub Liverpool

Meanwhile Serie A club Napoli were also keen on luring the forward away from Spain and will be free to begin talks with clubs from outside of Spain from January.

However, according to Marca, Muniain is now ready to turn his back on a potential move away from San Mames and sign a new deal.

The forward, who operates mainly down the left, has racked up more than 350 appearances for Bilbao and a renewal now appears to be on the cards.

He has bagged over 50 goals for the Basque club since making his debut as a 16-year-old in 2009.

Liverpool transfer news: Reds make offer to sign Athletic Club star Iker Muniain

30 Oct

Liverpool have made an offer for Athletic Club’s Iker Muniain, according to reports in Spain.

Muniain, the attacker, has entered the final 12 months of his contract at San Mames and has yet to pen fresh terms.

Muniain was rated extremely highly at the beginning of the decade

Long rated as one of the most promising young players in Spanish football, Muniain is now 25 and remains with his first club – for whom he has made over 350 appearances.

A lone Spain cap was won back in 2012, but the former teen prodigy has fallen somewhat off the radar over the last couple of years.

Nonetheless he remains a solid performer in Spain’s top flight, and he’s started 2018/19 in fine form, netting four goals in just nine matches predominantly from the left wing.

Muniain’s return to form has coincided with his contract entering it’s final year, and Liverpool are reported to have already made an offer for the 25-year-old.

According to Marca – as reported by Sport Witness – the Reds have made a proposal to Muniain, believed to be an offer for him to move to Anfield when his deal expires next summer.

Muniain has enjoyed a promising return to form this season

Napoli are also named as having moved for Muniain.

The report does suggest Muniain is leaning towards remaining at Athletic Club, having joined as a 13-year-old in 2005, but it is made clear no agreement has yet been reached for him to extend his existing deal.