Athletic Membership know that Barcelona wish to signal Inigo Martinez, because the Blaugrana have formally approached them of their bid to barter a possible transfer.
Martinez‘s contract involves an finish in lower than a yr’s time, together with his buyout clause being set at 80 million euros.
Onda Vasca and Jose Manuel Monje have been the primary to report Barcelona‘s curiosity. The Catalans haven’t put it on maintain and defined to Martinez that Jules Kounde‘s signing is not going to have an effect on a possible transfer for the Athletic centre-back.
In the meantime, Martinez is dealing with a singular likelihood to play for European soccer giants, Barcelona, and take part within the Champions League on the age of 31.
The Basque defender is pleased in Bilbao, however he’s conscious that this is perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime alternative and he isn’t prepared to overlook out on it.
He joined Athletic from Actual Sociedad within the winter of 2018 following Aymeric Laporte‘s departure to Manchester Metropolis. Martinez signed a five-year deal, one which expires subsequent June.
In the meantime, Athletic are all the time sustaining a tricky stance in the case of parting methods with their stars and that is what they’re doing in Martinez‘s case in the meanwhile.