Arnau Martínez controla un balón en un partido de LaLiga

THE ATHLETIC ALSO WANTS THE SIDE

Arnau Martínez would be Barça's main alternative to Juan Foyth

Published:29/04/2023 - 20:22h

Updated:30/04/2023 - 00:41h

Arnau Martínez continues to be profiled as one of the best 'low cost' alternatives for FC Barcelona in its desire to reinforce the right side. The culé youth squad will leave Girona in July, but Xavi Hernández is still unclear about his possible return

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While the directive of the FC active Barcelona contacts to reinforce the right side, the name of Arnau Martínez follows sounding with strength in the orbit culé. The canterano blaugrana will go out of the Girona in July and, by relation price/quality, aims to be the best alternative to Juan Foyth, the favourite of the technical body to reinforce a position in which Ronald Araújo has been the most reliable alternative this season.

The one of Premià of Dalt has a clause of rescission of 20 million euros and his current value reaches the 15 'kilos', by which the Athletic of Madrid also has accelerated contacts in the last weeks to close his traspaso once finalise the 2022/23. The player of 30 years adds 3 goals and 3 assistances with the ones of Míchel, leaving good impressions in the parties in front of the 'big'. The Wednesday, in fact, served one of the goals of 'Taty' Spanish in the goleada in front of the Real Madrid (4-2).

The 'case Foyth', much more complicated

Although Juan Foyth is, for the moment, the first option in what to right sides of LaLiga refers , the negotiation by the Argentinian will not be easy. The Villarreal becomes attached to his clause of rescission (54.6 'kilos'), a price inalcanzable for a Barça that prioritises traspasos 'low cost' in a summer conditioned by the restrictions of the Fair Play financial and the refusal of LaLiga to accept new 'crowbars'.

In this sense, the intention of the Barça would be to negotiate a cession by Foyth, since the defender has agreement until June of 2026 and keeps on being key for the ones of Quique Setién. Xavi Hernández has asked to the directive a "effort" to reinforce the right band, conscious of the effort that have made Araújo, Jules Koundé and until Alejandro Balde to cover a position in which the club has not attained to have stability in the last years.

Xavi could have the last word with Arnau

In the case of Arnau Martínez, Xavi could have the last word so that the managerial initiate contacts with the Girona to recover him. The defender of 20 years went out of The Masia in 2016 and a pair of years later arrived to the Girona. To the egarense would like him have a player with 'DNA Barça', but his priority is to incorporate to a side with greater experience and Foyth, is this appearance, has advantage. Nevertheless, of here to the summer can happen still a lot of things

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