Athletic Club denies contacts with Barça by Iñigo M…

The name of Iñigo Martínez follows on the board in the dispatches of FC Barcelona to strengthen the defense of the team facing the next season. The Athletic Club defender finalizes his deal on June 30, 2023 and wants to seek an exit on the signing market as a free agent after six internships at Saint Mamés, where happened in a controversial signing from Real Sociedad.

Jon Uriarte, president of Athletic Club, gave an interview to the program ‘BilboSport’ where he reviewed the news of the club and, also, that of the future of one of the defensive leaders of the crew. “He will play with normality this season because he is an important player. He would like us to be able to develop his sporting career in Athletic”, explained the maximum leader of the Basque entity.

Uriarte also added that “these subjects, in any case, treat them at home”. Despite Barca’s interest in the central, it’s been years already, the president of Athletic assured that “I have not spoken with anyone from Barça” on the central, noting, moreover, that “are generating atmospheres where footballers can be to taste”.

In this sense, Uriarte made it clear that “has no problem talking with the players about any renewal. If there is a footballer who tries to retain and who leaves will suppose a disappointment, not a failure because it also influences whether this person wants to stay or not, the salary ability to compete and the personal conditions”.

Situation to be resolved

Iñigo admitted recently that it ‘didn’t affect him much’ when he was not signed by Barca. The Blaugrana club made an offer by him during the summer transfer window offering 15 million euros fixed plus five in variables, but the operation was not given the green light by part of Athletic . Nevertheless, next summer he could land at Camp Nou as a free agent.

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