Bayern and Martinez are about to win a ninth championship title this Saturday.
Bayern Munich’s midfielder Javi Martinez (L) with striker Robert Lewandowski (R). AFP
Berlin: Bayern Munich confirmed on Tuesday that experienced Spanish midfielder Javi Martinez, along with head coach Hansi Flick, will be the third member of their triple-winning squad to leave the world champions at the end of the season.
Martinez came in 2012 from Athletic Bilbao to a club record of 40 million euros at the time and won the Bundesliga in all eight seasons that he has played in Germany so far.
Bayern and Martinez are close to winning a ninth league title this Saturday.
The Spanish international was also part of the Bayern squad that won three titles in the Bundesliga, the German Cup and the Champions League in 2013 and 2020.
The goals cited by Martinez helped Bayern Winning the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea in Prague in 2013 and against Sevilla in Budapest in 2020.
« I am very proud and happy to have been part of the FC Bayern family for nine years to be … and I am very happy about the many titles we have won together, « said Martinez in a statement.
He joins defenders Jerome Boateng and David Alaba, who also have none at the end of the season Have more contract while Flick has asked for release.
The 28-year-old Alaba is said to be joining Real Madrid after not agreeing to a contract extension with Bayern, while Martinez and Boateng, both 32, have not been offered any new contracts Like Martinez, Alaba and Boateng were key members of the Bayern squad that won the treble twice.
« At the end of this season, Martinez, Alaba, Boateng and Flick from Bayern will be recognized for their great performances for say goodbye to the club appropriately, « said a statement by Bayern.
Martinez has played 266 games for Bayern, but this season he has only started four Bundesliga games and one Champions League game, with Leon Goret zka and Joshua Kimmich were preferred in midfield.
May 04, 2021 10:30:36 p.m. IST
Losing to Athletic Bilbao means Atletico Madrid have only won six of their last 14 league games. The momentum gained from back-to-back wins against Eibar and Huesca has proven to be short-lived.
Williams’ first goal since February came in a 1-0 win for Athletic, leaving Sevilla six points behind leaders Atletico Madrid. Four games are still pending.
Julian Nagelsmanns Leipzig shortened Bayern’s lead at the top to seven points, with three games to go. The Bundesliga is taking a break next weekend, forcing Bayern to wait for another chance to win the title.
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