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Asier Del Horno returns to Bilbao on loan for season

Asier Del Horno returns to Bilbao on loan for season

Valencia defender Asier Del Horno has rejoined Athletic Bilbao on loan for the season.
Bilbao has an option to make Del Horno's move permanent by paying Valencia euro3 million (US$4.1 million) plus a further euro2 million (US$2.7 million) depending on the number of games he plays, the Basque club said Thursday on its Web site .
Bilbao will pay 60 percent of the Spain defender's salary this season, with Valencia covering the rest. The deal prevents the 26-year-old left back from playing against Valencia this season.
Del Horno, capped 10 times, left Bilbao for Chelsea in 2005 for euro12 million (US$16.3 million). A year later, he moved to Valencia for a reported fee of euro8 million (US$10.9 million).
After an Achilles tendon injury limited Del Horno to six league appearances last season, Valencia coach Quique Sanchez Flores said the player had little chance of featuring in his team this season.
Bilbao came close to the first relegation in its history last season, finishing 17th in the 20-team league.
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Updated : 2021-07-25 08:35 GMT+08:00