The news that Inigo Martinez has completed his trip to Barcelona has been reported.
There are still more than two months left before the summer transfer window opens. However, Barcelona has already completed the ‘recruitment of No. 1’메이저놀이터. According to Spanish media ‘Lelevo’, it is said that Athletic Bilbao’s centre-back Martinez has already completed a contract with Barcelona. It has been revealed that his contract is until 2025 and he will join as a free agent (FA) this summer. The medical test has already been completed. ‘Barça Universal’, which conveys Barcelona news, also covered the same news.
He is a quality centre-back from Spain. Although he is 182 cm tall, his physical skills are not particularly outstanding, but his ball handling skills are top-notch, befitting a Spaniard. He has the build-up ability to play short in the back and is good at creating chances with one long pass. He basically covers his weak point, physical, because his defensive intelligence is good, and his jumping ability is also at a decent level.
His Real Sociedad native made his adult stage debut. From the 2011-12 season, the first year of his debut, he became a main player and later jumped to the core. In the 2012–13 season, he scored four goals, showing his finishing skills.
He stood out at Sociedad and was reached out by Bilbao in the 2017–18 season. He didn’t need an acclimatization period. Martinez was immediately picked up as Bilbao’s main centre-back. As in his time at Sociedad, he showed stable defense without major injuries.
The trip to Barcelona was already scheduled. In November of last year, Spanish media ‘Mundo Deportivo’ reported that Barcelona had already planned to sign Martinez from September. They began full-scale negotiations during the World Cup and even reached an individual agreement.
It’s a good reinforcement for Barcelona. It is a great skill to recruit high-quality resources ‘for free’ in a situation where financial problems are still not resolved. There was also pressure to fill the gap of Gerard Pique, but Martinez solved the problem easily.