Contract terminated by mutual consent following 2018 season.
Aketxe is an attacking midfielder who has both the ability to create as well as finish. He possesses a tremendous work rate along with a great attitude and should be a key piece for TFC in 2018.
OUTSIDE MLS: Aketxe most recently spent time with Cádiz Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. (Cadiz CF) where he made 18 appearances, scoring five goals in all competitions. He spent his entire youth career with Athletic Bilbao after joining the academy at the age of 10. After spending three seasons with Bilbao Athletic (Athletic Bilbao B) of the Segunda División B, Aketxe was promoted to Athletic Bilbao’s first team at the beginning of the 2014 season. He made his professional debut on September 17 when he came on as a substitute in a UEFA Champions League match against FC Shakhtar Donetsk. Aketxe scored his first professional goal in La Liga against Elche CF. He helped Athletic Bilbao capture the 2015 Supercopa de España.