The Athletic player like because is able to perform well in both centrer-back and pivote.
Although his move would be costly believe that with his youth (23 years) could be amortized.
While waiting for the summit Andoni Zubizarreta and Tito Vilanova to outline what will be Barça 2012-13, azulgrana technical secretary takes time for players working to improve the level of the current squad and can help continue to keep the cycle winner.
One of the names on the list and you will be transferred to Villanova football player is the Athletic Club Javi Martínez. The rojiblanco player like, and much, because it has technical skills that allow you to play two roles to perfection: that of midfielder and center back.
As Mascherano, Javi Martinez was originally a midfield player, but with the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa Athletic has been able to perform at a high level as well as central. In short, versatility, which is one of the most valued qualities in a footballer to be part of this team.
A priori, the main obstacle to the recruitment of Javi Martínez is its high price. The Navarre has a buyout clause of 40 million euros, a figure far removed from the financial claims of the club azulgrana.
Even so, and if you finally decide to go for it, at Barça are also aware that given the youth of Javi Martínez-turn 24-September 2, his signing would end amortized, which may cost more with the Rossoneri Thiago Silva (27 years) and also lacks the versatility of Navarre footballer.
Although the startup Athletic forwarded to the Barça to the termination clause, leaders Atletico would be more flexible to deal on Javi Martínez that if the player to sell out, for example, Fernando Llorente.
While for the forward feel they have no parts, and a scorer as he is critical of the limitations teniendoen Athletic when signing for their policy of hiring only Basque players with roots to cover a hypothetical low Javi Martínez however, believe they have spares. In the Basque club consider both Ekiza as Iturraspe could fill the position that would leave the Spanish international defense and pivote.
On the other hand, Barça could use the goalkeeper to try affiliate Oier Olazabal lower the signing of Javi Martínez. Despite his youth, 22 years in the Athletic believe that the experience acquired over the years at Barça, working and living under the shadow of what will be five times Zamora trophy, Víctor Valdés, could be very useful for the Athletic although today Gorka Iraizoz is untouchable. (via MD)