Bayern Munich and Manchester United lock horns over Martinez bid

After a disappointing season in the English Premier League, Manchester United  decided to launch into the next line of action, which is fortifying their loose … Continue reading Bayern Munich and Manchester United lock horns over Martinez bid


After a disappointing season in the English Premier League, Manchester United  decided to launch into the next line of action, which is fortifying their loose ends which is the midfield,an area pundits highlighted as their erring point.

And one such move is to solidify the midfield with players with experience plus quality display of confidence  and with this as top of their agenda, the Red Devils are in  the transfer market for players like Javi Martinez who plies his football trade with Atletico Bilbao and unfortunately, two other major clubs Bayern Munich and Barcelona also have Martinez in their radars so the bidding war is definitely on for these clubs.

For Bayern Munich, after their Champions League nightmare during the weekend against Chelsea decided to enter the transfer market and make a move for Javi Martinez this summer.

Bayern Munich felt the need to re-build having seen Borussia Dortmund pip the Bavarian side to the Bundesliga title in consecutive seasons and could see Martinez as a very useful addition to the Allianz Arena armoury.

Martinez’s performance helped Bilbao in their overwhelming display in the Europa League final which Manchester United had a taste of too as Bilbao booted the Red Devils out of the tournament by beating them on both legs and Sir Alex Ferguson has since been an admirer of the powerfully built talent who may likely be just the type of box to box performer the Manager is looking for.

Bilbao do not want to lose any of their stars this summer but Munich entering the race could spark an auction for Martinez, with around £32million thought to be the sort of price the La Liga club would hold out for.

Javi Martinez may well have outgrown his Athletic Bilbao side and therefore a large queue is forming at the central midfielder’s door and it seems that chief among those looking to sign the Spaniard are Man United and Bayern Munich and the 23 year old’s future could well depend on which side is willing to pay the £32m asking price.

The Premier League side may lack some steel in the centre of the park and Martinez offers bite and guile and could well be tempted by a move to join his international team-mate David de Gea at Man United.