BILBAO, Spain -- Athletic Bilbao say versatile midfielder Mikel Rico has agreed to sign a new contract that will keep him at the Basque club until June 2018.
Athletic say the new deal includes a buyout clause of 35 million euros.
Now in his second season at Athletic, Rico has become one of the team's first-choice players by excelling both in attack and defence.
He previously played four seasons at Granada.
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