Íñigo Martínez celebrating with the stands

NEW OPTION FOR DEFENSE

Íñigo Martínez is once again on the club's radar and is seen in Barcelona

Published:16/05/2022 - 20:13h

Updated:17/05/2022 - 11:46h

Barça is still looking for players to strengthen its defense and they would have set their sights on Íñigo Martínez. The Athletic center-back ends his contract with his club in 2023 and the Catalans would try to sign him during the summer

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Xavi Hernández already warned to the FC Barcelona on the existent need to reinforce some positions of the team in order to go back to be competitive during the next season. The delicate economic situation of the institution invites to be careful, but the Barcelona will do all the possible for achieving players that ensure quality and good performance to a low price. In this sense, the culés have put the 'look' in Íñigo Martínez, player of the Athletic Club and an old known in CanBarça .

And it is that the blaugranas tried his incorporation in the 2017 when Ernesto Valverde was to charge of the team. The ex Barcelona trainer was a big valedor of the then central of the Real Sociedad and asked his signing, and in spite of the wish of the footballer to join to his rows, finally this finished falling. The main reason would be that from the sportive direction thought that his arrival would fall badly to some footballers that could have seen engaged his minutes of game.

Now, the square directed by Hernández would go back to the 'load' by the defender to reinforce his retaguardia, as it has informed it the newspaper 'Plough'. The bond of the international with the Spanish selection with the Athletic Club of Bilbao expires the next year, by what his contracting would not represent a problem for the barcelonistas. To his 30 years, the veteran player follows being to the first level, and his left-handed profile would be a great help for some culés whose only active with these qualities is Clément Lenglet, the one who aims to go out of the club in summer.

The Catalan group had like favourite in the position to Kalidou Koulibaly, but from Naples do not have any intensión to undo of the footballer, doing of his operation an almost 'impossible' for the Barça. Jules Koundé is another of the names that likes a lot in the City Condal, but his high cost siginifica a big difficulty for the blaugranas to lahora to tackle his incorporation. Therefore, the name of the of Ondarroa has won 'whole' in the last hours inside the breast of the entity.

Martínez was seen in Barcelona

Of the same way, the newspaper 'SPORT' has informed that the current player 'bilbaíno' was observed in the City Condal. As it has spread the half sportive, Íñigo landed in the airport of The Prat during the midday of this Monday around the three of the afternoon, after having gone out of Bilbao to the 14 hours in the flight VY1427. Likewise, the footballer would have arrived with a case, what indicates that it would happen the night in the City Condal, waking up the rumours on his possible signing.

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