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Athletic will not retain Iñigo Martínez and only Fair Play could prevent his arrival at Barça

Published:25/03/2023 - 14:02h

Updated:25/03/2023 - 14:02h

Iñigo Martínez seems to be increasingly near of the Barcelona. On the one hand, the defender has to the team culé like main option for his future; by another, already there is a verbal agreement, but everything will depend on the finances of the club

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In the planning of the FC Barcelona in matter of signings appears the incorporation of a central defender, a demarcation for which has remained a vacant square after the withdrawal of Gerard Hammered and with which Xavi Hernández has suffered several headaches after the injuries of pieces like Andreas Christensen and Ronald Araújo.

In such sense, has done precise the arrival of a defender of guarantees for the axis of the defence. Between the options appears the name of Iñigo Martínez, a signing that by moments seemed very slope up for the Barcelona team, but that in the last weeks could have seen facilitated by the little or invalid action by part of the Athletic to renew him.

Iñigo Martínez, near to close his stage in the Athletic

Of this way, the defender would be preparing already to live an important change of airs in his career after half dozen of seasons in Saint Mamés. In fact, Martínez already has a principle of verbal agreement with the Catalan entity, but everything will depend on how are the figures of this last to be able to carry out the operation.

During the past winter, the defender housed some doubts on where would continue his future, sopesando the possibility to continue in the staff of the lions. Nevertheless, now everything seems to indicate that it is decided to add to the project of Xavi. Besides, his contracting would present the ideal conditions so that the Barça can launch to by him.

Option to cost zero for the saga

To the not renewing with the Athletic Club of Bilbao, Iñigo Martínez has remained outlined like possible reinforcement for the Barcelona team. At present, it finds under the orders of Luis de la Fuente in the concentration of the Spanish selection in Málaga. His first option would be the Barça, but in case that the culés do not have favourable figures, would have like second option to the Athletic of Madrid.

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