Athletic defender Inigo Martinez has reportedly already signed a two-year deal with Barcelona and will move when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Relevo are reporting that Martinez has put pen to paper on a deal already and will move to the Camp Nou in the summer.
The report also states that Martinez had a medical at the club “a month ago” and signed his Barcelona contract this week.
Martinez will received a slightly improved salary at Barcelona and has been brought in with Xavi keen to add a left-footed center-back to his squad.
There’s a claim that Xavi is thinking about using three center-backs at times next season, as he wants to exploit Alejandro Balde’s attacking potential.
Martinez arrives with bags of experience, from spells with Real Sociedad and Athletic, and with a desire to add some trophies to his cabinet in the final years of his career.