FCB Barcelona advised Inigo Martinez to wait till they can sign him, Barcelona wants to sign Inigo Martinez next summer without having to pay anything to his present team, Athletic Bilbao. The player has been informed of this by the Catalans themselves. However, in reaction, “Sport” says that the board of his present club will meet with his agents this Wednesday.
They will ask him to extend his deal with “Los Leones,” but they will renege on their offer if he wants to play for Barça in the 2023–24 campaign. All of this is dependent on what Joan Laporta can personally offer the player or on the Barcelona president’s ability to reach an arrangement with the player’s existing owners, as he was able to accomplish with Sevilla in the case of Kounde and Bayern Munich in the case of Lewandowski.
For obvious reasons, “Los Cules” are not in a haste to complete tasks. In order to strengthen his defense, Xavi Hernandez already has Kounde available to pair alongside Araujo. Therefore, Barca does not require Ernesto Valverde’s center back immediately. He is currently just something that Barca is thinking about.
If Inigo Martinez signs with FCB Barcelona, he won’t need much time to become used to the league because he has accumulated a lot of La Liga experience. He would need to adjust to his new coach, but as he had experience playing for Spain’s national team, this would not be entirely foreign to him.