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3 reasons why Barca should sign Inigo Martinez — explained

The Athletic Bilbao defender Inigo Martinez has been closely linked with a move to Barcelona lately. We’d like to provide our reasons why Barca should sign the Basque.

He’s left-footed

Inigo would add variety to our CBs, providing the option of a left-footed centre-back the club are currently lacking.

Proven defender

He’s been a key part of Athletic and Spain’s defence under Luis Enrique. He stands out for his long-range passing and strong defending.

His low wages

– Martinez is likely to replace our veteran Gerard Pique and will earn a lot less in wages. It is a win-win situation.

To recap, we tried to sign the player before, but Bilbao turned our offer down. However, his contract at Athletic expires in the summer 2023, which means we could get him for free.

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