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  • Amorebieta departs with class
    Cottagers Confidential

    Amorebieta departs with class

    Fulham defender Fernando Amorebieta has departed South West London in a deal that sees the Venezuelan join La Liga outfit Sporting Gijón. The 31 year old was also a target of Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez, who is seeking to bolster his squad in an attempt to gain promotion back to the Premier League. However Newcastle alternatively signed fellow Fulham target Grant Hanley from Blackburn. Amorebieta joined Fulham from Athletic Bilbao in 2013, making 48 appearances and scoring twice for The Cottagers. The defender will be a valuable addition for Gijón, able to play at Centre Back and supply cover in the Left Back role. 10 years of Primera Division experience will be key for the club next season in