Girona right-back Arnau Martínez is one of the players Barcelona have shown an interest in signing next season, according to several sources. The young footballer would reinforce a position where Barça have struggled in recent years. The arrival of Hector Bellerín is the latest chapter in the chaos generated since the departure of Dani Alves.
Arnau Martinez became a key player for Míchel’s Girona this season at just 20 years old. The youngster played in La Masia before leaving for L’Hospitalet. Afterwards, he joined Girona, where he debuted at the age of 17.
The player himself doesn’t hidehis feelings towards Barça. That ahould facilitate negotiations between the two parties in the event that he becomes the player Barça and coach Xavi go after.
In recent interview, Arnau Martinez said: “It would be a dream for me to play for Barça”.
However, Arnau Martinez shouldn’t arrive until next summer. Meanwhile, Barça must first define who will leave and, based on that, configure and organise which signings can improve Xavi’s squad.
Martinez would also prefer not to move in the winter market. He is focused on having a great season with Girona and fulfilling the objective of keeping them for another season in LaLiga.
Fixed price: €20 million
Unlike other rumors, here we already know the price. Arnau Martinez can leave Montilivi for a price of around €20m per his release clause.
His arrival would be another attempt by the club to find some stability at right-back after the signings of Douglas, Semedo and Dest, among others.
Martinez’s name joins that of Manchester United right-back Diogo Dalot. The Portuguese is one of the most liked footballers at Barça for the role.
Both current right backs in the squad, Bellerin and Sergi Roberto, are out of contract in summer 2023.