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Athletic Club Bilbao rumored to be interested in Osasuna’s Roberto Torres

by Tre Atkinson | Posted on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

With European competition nearly a certainty for Athletic Club next season, the club will be looking to reinforce the squad and are rumored to be monitoring the situation of Osasuna attacker Roberto Torres.

Roberto Torres OsasunaIt has been a season of major improvement for Athletic Club Bilbao, who after finishing 12th on the La Liga table last campaign, now find themselves leading the race for fourth place and the last Champions League spot in Spain.

With some form European play almost guaranteed for the Basques next season, Ernesto Valverde will be looking to reinforce his squad in order to be able to contend on all fronts and recent rumors suggest he is already zeroing in and summer targets.

According to several reports from the Basque Country, named Navarra, Osasuna attacking midfielder Roberto Torres is being tracked by Athletic Club Bilbao who could likely make a push for the 25-year-old when the summer transfer window opens.

Torres currently has a contract with Osasuna until 2016 that includes a €12 million buy-out clause, however if the Navarran club faces relegation, the Basque attack will likely look to remain in the Primera.

Osasuna will not be wanting to deal one of their prized players, but after Athletic negotiating the transfer of Kike Sola last summer, relations between the two clubs are fairly respectable.