Barcelona will reportedly try to sign Inigo Martinez on a free transfer next season.

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Barcelona will reportedly try to sign Spanish defender Inigo Martinez on a free transfer next season. The 31-year-old is out of contract in the summer of 2023 at Athletic Club.

The Catalans have reportedly made him the top target for the next summer transfer window. He is also going to replace aging Gerard Pique in the starting line-up.


According to reports, the club were going to put in a bid to sign Martinez. However, the La Liga giants managed to be successful in their pursuit for Jules Kounde. The player was also open to the move. The report also claimed that he had agreed to personal terms with Barcelona. Although, it seems for the center-back is currently out of question this summer window.

Another thing is they have also signed Andreas Christensen. So, currently, the club are well stacked in the center-back position. Xavi has also reportedly decided to also focus on other targets. The report also adds that Inigo Martinez is ready to wait until next season to sign for Barca on a free transfer. It looks like Barcelona are still very much interested in the defender.


According to reports, the La Liga giants are having problems registering new signings. The report also adds that the cub is also set to activate the fourth economic lever to register new signings. Another thing is they are also trying to buy Marcos Alonso and Bernardo Silva in the summer transfer window. The club considers both the players top targets for the summer transfer window.

Another concern in the deal is Martinez’s current release clause in the contract is €80 million. So, there are chances that Athletic Club will ask for a good fee from Barcelona. Although, his contract is also set to expire in 2023 summer. So, the chances are Barca will try to sign him on a free transfer. The 31-year-old defender is also keen on the move and is willing to wait until next summer.

Inigo Martinez would be a good addition to the team. He would be a good replacement for aging Gerard Pique in the starting line-up. His experience and versatility will bring a lot of value to the side. But as things and finances stand, Barcelona fans will have to wait for him until the next season.

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