Barcelona eye Bilbao’s Martinez


Barcelona have set their sights on Athletic Bilbao’s talented midfielder Javi Martinez who is also on the radar of plenty of top clubs over Europe including Manchester United and Arsenal.
The 23 year old has been one of the pillars of the Bilbao side which reached two cup finals in the last season but ended up without any trophies as they were beaten to them by Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. Marcelo Bielsa has recently put pen to paper a 3 year extension at the club and Martinez foresees better times at Bilbao under Bielsa.
“The fact that Bielsa is staying is great news for the club. I think he wants to continue on the work he has done so far and give continuity to the group,” Martinez was quoted as saying.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been a long term admirer of the Spaniard and has been closely f...

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