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Report: Bayern won’t stand in the way of Javi Martinez transfer to Real Sociedad if asking price is met

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It seems like Javi’s departure is now just a matter of finalizing financial details and getting the right fee for him.

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Per a new report from Bild, Javi Martinez is on the verge of agreeing a transfer away fro Bayern Munich to Real Sociedad in La Liga. Bayern signed Martinez from fellow La Liga side Athletic Bilbao back in 2012 for around 40-million Euros, which was a club and league record transfer fee at the time.

Bild site Spanish newspaper “La Razon” in reporting that Bayern’s bosses absolutely will not stand in the way of Martinez heading back to the Basque region, just as long as their asking price of at least 15-million Euros is met. Reports earlier this week suggested a deal was already done, but that turned out to be inaccurate.

The last report out of Sociedad this week had said they were offering 10-million Euros, but that could very well change in the near future since personal terms have reportedly already been agreed upon. Bayern realize that he still has one year left on his contract, so they have more leverage in this situation than Sociedad, but the Basque club also knows he’s scarcely used by Hansi Flick, so that will likely be a topic of discussion at the negotiating table.

Bild also reported that Franck Ribery had tried to convince Martinez to explore the option of joining him at Fiorentina in Serie A, but the two time treble winner politely turned that offer down. Regardless of what happens with Sociedad, there’s still plenty of time left in the transfer window for Martinez to get his future sorted.

Wherever he goes, Javi’s career at Bayern speaks for itself and we have to say danke fur alles - there’s nothing he hasn’t done for/with Bayern Munich and he owes the club nothing.