According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Nou Camp team has successfully acquired midfielder Inigo Martinez from Athletic Bilbao on a free transfer.
According to the Italian journalist, Inigo Martinez will arrive at the Nou Camp in the 2023/2024 season on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao. Martinez has completed a medical exam. The official contract with Barcelona will be announced as soon as this season ends.
Martinez, born in 1991, will sign a 2-year contract, lasting until June 2025. This is the face that is expected to fill the void left by Gerard Pique.
Inigo Martinez was born in 1991, his forte position is central defender. He is known for his smart play and impressive passing ability. The Basque international has been the target of many big clubs in Europe, including Manchester United.
At the age of 31, Inigo is a central defender with seasoned battle experience in La Liga. Martinez is famous for his leadership qualities, bringing certainty to the home team’s defence. That promises to help him easily integrate and adapt if he arrives at the Nou Camp.
With the addition of Athletic Bilbao’s star, this promises to create competition in the defense of the La Liga champions, alongside Ronald Araujo, Andreas Christensen, Jules Kounde.
Also according to the bull country press, Barca is also planning to recruit another star as a free agent in the summer of 2023, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabon striker once impressed coach Xavi in the second leg of the 2021/22 season, then was bought by Chelsea but did not have success at Stamford Bridge.