25 February 2012
Javi Martínez has profile for Barça
The name of Javi Martínez Athletic midfielder this season is showing his progression as a central figure in the agenda of Barça in capital letters. The international, 23, has long like Pep Guardiola and technical secretary, but the circumstances now to be motivated when it is most valued. The only possible departure in June Keita would free a place in midfield and although the club will maintain its commitment to the young talents of the quarry, Navarre would be an ideal reinforcement. It is enshrined, but has the hunger for titles which came last season Cesc Fàbregas and Alexis.
Indeed, Arenys midfielder and Tocopilla striker are two recent examples that can help open the door to Javi Martinez for a similar price, but fast payback for their proven performance in the league, long contract and predictable adaptation even more since landing in San Mamés of Marcelo Bielsa, who shares with Pep tactical concepts.
The problem with this world champion in 2010, indeed, is its high buyout: 40 million euros, with a contract that expires in 2016. Athletic no economic emergency that require you to sell and its staff players tend to be comfortable, among other things, because in Bilbao are well paid and current. In addition, the club wants to extend the Biscayan big time sports lives on today as a continuation of an exciting project with pillars and Fernando Llorente, Iker Muniain and obviously, Javi Martínez. Fighting for a Champions League place in la Liga, Cup final on against Barça and in the second round of the Champions League against Manchester United, Athletic live crowd excited and could exert public pressure logic to prevent the sale Javi Martínez to Barça or other powerful clubs that follow the steps, such as Madrid, Manchester United or Chelsea.
If Barça decides to take the step, not only snatch a hypothetical luxury reinforcement Florentino Pérez, would sign quality, strength and versatility. Bielsa prefers to use him as centre-back, but his natural position is the midfielder that even reaches goal with danger, normally pieces, but also with the ball glued to the foot. Sergio Busquets give oxygen, but also Piqué or Puyol. Indeed, in the concentrations of the selection Javi Martínez is related to the Barça players. For some sources close to the player indicated that if I had to leave the Athletic your preferred destination would be Barça. (via MD)