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Aritz Aduriz: Athletic Club striker signs new contract

Spain international Aduriz, who was out of contract at the end of the season, has penned renewed terms with the LaLiga club.

Aduriz estrecha la mano de Urrutia, presidente del Athletic, tras su renovación.

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Athletic Club striker Aritz Aduriz has signed a new deal tying him to the Basque outfit until June 2018, it has been confirmed.

Deal was due to expire in June

35-year-old Aduriz, whose extended terms include a 40-million-euro release clause, was out of contract with Athletic in summer 2017.

The LaLiga side were therefore keen to secure the Spain international's future before January, when he would have been free to speak to other clubs.

133 goals for Athletic

Currently on 12 goals in 20 appearances this season, Aduriz has netted 133 times overall for Athletic in three spells at San Mamés.

He presently sits joint-ninth on the list of Athletic's all-time leading marksmen, level with José Luis Artetxe.

History-maker with Spain

Aduriz, who has two goals in 11 Spain caps, became La Roja's oldest ever goalscorer in November's World Cup qualifying win over Macedonia.