Oihan Sancet is one the latest attacking talents to come through the Lezama Academy. He broke onto the first-team scene in 2019-20, making 19 senior appearances that season, and Athletic Club fans are raring to see this young starlet fulfil his potential.
Another squad member from the province of Navarre, Oihan joined Athletic as a 15-year-old back in 2015-16. With a major injury in 2018-19 aside, the attacking midfielder progressed through the ranks and in 2019-20 he made his debut as a Lion in the first game of the season against FC Barcelona.
Oihan still has a lot to learn, but he’s shown enough to get fans excited. He’s a tall, physical player with a burst of pace and a powerful shot. He also has great tactical nous and makes intelligent runs into the box, as he did against RCD Mallorca for his first top-flight goal.
Under the guidance of former head coach Marcelino, Sancet began playing in a more advanced position alongside a strike partner. Although it took the youngster time to adjust, the move seems to be paying dividends.
The youngster performed at a much more consistent level last season, making 33 appearances across all competitions and scoring six goals, including a LaLiga hat-trick against CA Osasuna in January.