Athletic Reportedly Negotiating €10 Million January Transfer Deal For Javi Martinez
With each passing day the possibility of Javi Martinez returning to Athletic looks increasingly likely. In fact, some sources are taking it for granted at this point. The Bayern Munich midfielder has been outspoken about his frustrations in Germany and has stated on multiple occasions that he would be excited to play at San Mamés again. A return may not be that far away.
According to an exclusive report from ETB, Athletic are currently in negotiations with Bayern Munich with both sides hoping to reach an agreement for the January transfer window. The deal would see Athletic pay a transfer fee of €10 million for the 30-year-old who would sign a two-year contract with the Basque giants.
Athletic have been interested in signing Martinez for several years now and believe that the time has finally come to make a move. The midfielder will be entering the final year of his contract with Bayern in the summer and the Bavarians have made it clear that they intend to sell Martinez in order to avoid possibly losing him for free.
Whether or not a deal will be reached before the close of the January transfer window remains to be seen. Regardless, the fact that Athletic and Bayern Munich are in active negotiations shows that both sides are serious about reaching an agreement. Javi Martinez has not been shy about his desire to return to Athletic and the reunion may be mere months away.