REPORT: Bayern Munich’s Javi Martinez Wanted by Fiorentina

According to Fabrizio Romano, Fiorentina look set to open talks with Bayern Munich about the potential transfer of Javi Martinez.

Despite there being no talks between the two clubs at this stage, that is likely to change soon. However, it won’t be an easy deal to make due to the player’s wage.

Bayern Munich’s Javi Martinez Wanted by Fiorentina

Struggling for Gametime

The Spanish international has seen himself on the periphery of the first team in recent times. Despite being an ever present first team player in the early part of the season, he tore a muscle in January which saw him miss the first two months of 2020.

Since recovering he has only been a bit-part player, mostly coming on in the final few minutes of games. He only started one game after returning from injury, playing as a centre back in a 3-1 win against Freiburg.

However, with the Bundesliga title being wrapped up the game before, Bayern made a number of changes to the team in that game as they decided to rest some crucial players.

Javi Martinez on Leaving Bayern Munich

Speaking to Marca in June, Martinez said that he wouldn’t rule out leaving the club this summer, but he would have to speak with the club first before making any decisions.

He said: “I have to sit down and speak with Bayern. My contract ends in 2021. I’m ready for anything. What I’ve experienced here has been great. We have to wait because there is alot of uncertainty.

“If that happens (leaving the club), I’m open to anything. I’m not ruling anything out – anything that fulfils me personally and sporting-wise. Maybe playing and living in the United States, in Australia, returning to Spain – I’ve still got football left in me.”

Fiorentina After a Second Bayern Player in as Many Seasons

This would be the second time in as many seasons that the Italian club have looked to bring a Bayern player to the club after the signing of Franck Ribery on a free transfer last summer.

Despite missing a portion of the season due to an ankle injury, the 37-year-old went on to make 21 appearances for the club in his first season. In that time he scored three goals and got three assists.

 

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