Javi Martínez’s Return To Athletic Is Imminent
Javi Martínez’s return to Athletic is nearly complete. For months the 32-year-old has been heavily linked with a move back to San Mamés with Bayern Munich intent on selling him this summer. Martínez recently requested to go back to his former club and Bayern agreed to facilitate the exit. After weeks of speculation it now appears as though the deal is happening.
Bayern Munich posted the club’s annual Lederhosen Picture on Tuesday which didn’t include Martínez. The midfielder’s omission immediately sparked news that he was on his way out of the German club. Hours later BILD reported that Martínez would no longer be called up for Bayern matches ahead of a move back to Athletic.
The report also claims that Bayern demanded €10 million for the transfer, while Athletic hoped to lower the fee to €6 million. According to sources in Germany, Javi Martínez’s return to Athletic is imminent. An agreement between the two club is close to being finalized and could come within the next few days.