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Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Inigo Martinez on a free transfer in 2023.

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Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Athletic Club Inigo Martinez on a free transfer in 2023. Xavi is looking to reform the club’s defense.

The club legend arrived at the club last year. He oversaw an impressive turnaround and helped the club finish in the Champions League places. However, the manager is keen to improve his squad.

BARCELONA AND INIGO MARTINEZ TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY

According to reports, Inigo Martinez is a long-term target for the Catalan side. He is also viewed as an alternative to Sevilla defender Jules Kounde. However, the deal for Kounde is looking imminent. The defender has agreed to personal terms. Although, despite his arrival, it has not ended Barcelona’s interest in Martinez. The club are still monitoring the situation of the defender.

The defender’s contract is set to expire in the 2023 summer transfer window. Some reports state that Barcelona and Xavi view him as Gerrard Pique’s replacement. The veteran defender is now aged 36. Inigo Martinez has been a stalwart at the back since arriving in 2018. He has impressed his manager with consistent displays in defense.

XAVI IS LOOKING TO BUILD A KINGDOM FOR THE LA LIGA GIANTS

Xavi has already made adjustments to the defense in the summer. He has brought in Andreas Christensen on a free transfer from Chelsea. The club are also looking to sign Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azplicueta from Chelsea. However, Thomas Tuchel is yet to sanction the exit move for his defenders. He has also made big changes to the attack line since arriving.

They signed Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Ferran Torres in January. The pair worked a treat as a pair and helped the club overturn their poor form. They have also signed Robert Lewandoski and Leeds United winger Raphinha to strengthen their attack. The Catalan giants also have signed Franck Kessie on a free transfer this summer to strengthen the midfield.

Barcelona will look to challenge for the La Liga title. They will also look to challenge for the Champions League title. The arrival of Jules Kounde is also going to create more excitement among the Catalan giants fans.

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