Iñigo Martínez with Athletic


Barça points to its first option for the center of defense in 2023

Published:22/09/2022 - 09:03h

Updated:22/09/2022 - 09:03h

New information indicates that Iñigo Martínez is at the top of Barça's list for 2023. In addition, his incorporation would be to replace Gerard Piqué, who is not enjoying prominence

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The FC Barcelona began the season with firm steps from the market veraniego. The Managerial Board attained sanear the economy of the club with several important sales, what gave loose rein so that the sportive direction could give him a dump total to the staff and create a more competitive group with until seven incorporations of first level.

However, between the movements that could not concretise is the one of Iñigo Martínez, the central of the Athletic Bilbao. The one of Ondarroa was in looks it of the Barça when the operation by Jules Koundé complicated by the aggressive offensive of Chelsea, although quickly I remain descartado for this course due to the fact that the club attained to close the signing of the player sevillista. Nevertheless, his name still follows very up in the list of aims for next summer.

In fact, in base to the newspaper 'Sportive World', the Basque would be the priority of the culés to reinforce the saga in 2023 as long as it keep like free agent. It is important to remember that his agreement finishes in July and the newspaper ensures that his agents would have a principle of verbal agreement with the Catalans so that it reinforce the plantel of Xavi Hernández in the following campaign.

The technician considers necessary the contracting of a left-handed central defender, since there is not any inside the team since Clément Lenglet split with direction to England. It is necessary to take into account that to the trainer would like him play with line of three in some commitments, by what his arrival would be determinant to situate him by this side and not depending on Marcos Alonso. Although the Madrilenian already has acted of head office in this type of diagram, does not leave to be an unnatural role for him.

Spare of Piqué

For anybody is a secret that Gerard Piqué could go out of the club during the next market of traspasos. To his 35 years, has agreement until 2024 as long as it fulfil a determinate number of parties. Of not to contest them, will remain 'cut' in July, by what the technical body sees ideal that was Iñigo the one who occupy his position like another central of guarantees for the 2023/24. To Xavi likes him that there is competition because it takes out the best of each player, something that ensures intensity inside the group.

By his part, the Athletic is looking for the way to renew him although the own footballer prefers to expect and has kept selfless in front of the media. To his 31 years considers that recalar in a team 'top' is ideal for his sportive career, but will await with patience not to remain badly with his club. There is clear will to dress of Barcelona but everything will remain in 'stand by' until the following window estival.

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