IÑIGO, THE FIRST SIGNING OF BARÇA
The four reasons that 'justify' the signing of Iñigo Martínez by Barça
Everything is ready for the incorporation of Iñigo Martínez to FC Barcelona, as a free agent. The footballer will arrive in Barcelona 'backed' by Xavi Hernández, who has insisted on his signing
Iñigo Martínez will turn into the first signing of the FC Barcelona for the season 2023-2024. It will arrive like free agent, after finalising his agreement with the Athletic Club. All the paperwork is smart so that it add to the changing room of Xavi Hernández, slope of his announcement when they give the conditions with the Fair Play financial and finalise his agreement with the Basque picture, the next 30 June.
The incorporation of the central of 32 years has generated a lot of controversy in the barcelonismo, put do not see him 'necessary'. The Barcelona trainer has to disposal four head offices (Ronald Araújo, Jules Koundé, Andreas Christensen and Eric García), in addition to the option of Marco Alonso that it also can play in the position. Do with the services of a new defender was not a priority in a summer in which they are many the needs (a pivote, inner, right side...), but from the club and staff technician see very hit the decision. To continuation, review the reasons by which 'approve' his incorporation:
A signing 'low cost' to reinforce the defence
It is not a secret for anybody that the Barça crosses a financial situation complicated and that does not have a lot of alternatives for 'launch' to the market of signings. Martínez will arrive like free agent assuming a wage that will be easily inscribible in LaLiga, by what will not represent an excessive cost for the club and, in a moment so delicate, can not leave 'lose' the few 'bargains' that offers the market.
Injection of experience for the Barça
Another point that value the blaugrana is the experience and leadership of the Basque footballer. To his 32 years, adds a big experience headed by the defence of the Athletic Club and can turn into an important piece in the retaguardia culé, where the majority of the protagonists are very young. It will be key his experience, character and the not to crease in the most complicated nights. As they have done it up to now, from the club are forced to mix to veterans with the more youngsters to have a balance.
A central left-handed, after an eternity
From it does a good time, the Barça did not have a central left-handed 'natural'. Although it has not been extremely necessary, Xavi had asked prior to the sportive direction the incorporation of a footballer of his profile and, finally, have completed his signing. This opens the doors to that it can change of system, with the possibility to play with three head offices and plobar the centre of the field. It is something that the egarense no descarta.
Xavi will be able to fulfil one of his aims
In the same order of ideas and according to an information of the newspaper 'SPORT', with the incorporation of Iñigo Martínez, Xavi will have the opportunity to fulfil one of his big objective since recaló in the Barça in 2021: alternate his system between four and three head offices, as it did it in a lot of occasions during his time in the To the-Sadd. When it bet by the 3-4-3, will be the central Basque the attendant to give exit by the left, accompanied by Ronald Araújo and Andreas Christensen.