Athletic Club Continually linked with a return
Javi Martinez has consistently been linked with a move back to Athletic Club, the team he left to join Bayern Munich in 2012, and such speculation is increasing given that he is expected to leave the German side next summer – even though he has a contract until 2021.
The 31-year-old is naturally a central midfielder, while has also shown over the years that he can play at centre-back.
If he were to join Athletic Club, his position would be a bit of an unknown and his role in the squad would be as well.
He’d surely be a leader given his experience and age.
If he were to be brought in primarily as a central midfielder then he’d be strengthening the options in the double pivot, one of the positions where some consider there to be room for improvement.