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Athletic Bilbao defender Inigo Martinez prepared to wait for Barcelona move

Athletic Bilbao defender Inigo Martinez is willing to wait to join Barcelona.

Sport says Barca made an offer to Athletic of 15 million euros, plus another 5 million in bonuses, but it was rejected by the Bilbao club and the file has been closed until next January.

Iñigo Martínez's contract expires next June, so from January, he is free to negotiate for any other club. Iñigo is clear he will not renew with Athletic and will instead sign for FC Barcelona.

The player will sign for Barcelona in 2023 unless there are unexpected changes. If Barça keep their word, Iñigo Martínez will wear will arrive at the club with the letter of freedom.

Until then, he will not make any more moves. His focus will be on Atheltic and will try to get into the list for the World Cup in Qatar 2022, and from 2023 make the leap to Barça.



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