Barcelona are closing in on a move for Athletic Bilbao centre-back Inigo Martinez after missing out on Sevilla defender Jules Kounde who’s set for a move to Chelsea.
According to confirmed reports, Barcelona and Inigo Martinez have reached a total agreement regarding a contract until 2026.
Barcelona have made Inigo a priority after missing out on Kounde.
Diario Sports claim all that’s left is for both clubs to agree on a fee for the Athletic Bilbao defender.
Inigo Martinez contract with the Basques runs until 2023 and he’s ready to leave as a free agent if a deal isn’t done.
According to reports, Barcelona are not ready to spend much on Martinez considering his age and his expiring contract.
Inigo Martinez began his career with Real Sociedad and broke into their first team in 2011, before departing for their Basque rivals Athletic in 2018. Since then he’s played 158 games for Athletic, earning 19 Spanish caps