Munich (dpa) – Shortly before the scheduled start of training for FC Bayern, the future of the Spaniards Javi Martínez and Thiago remains unclear.
The two long-standing top riders are probably about to say goodbye, although Thiago has blocked the national team. “I have not officially said I want to leave. Every year you think that I am with a different club. My future is the game”, the midfielder said before the Nations League game against Ukraine.
The change issue “I’m not interested in this moment, it’s not good for me, my teammates or the national team, I’m only interested in tomorrow’s game,” said the 29-year-old. Thiago moved from FC Barcelona to Munich in 2013 for 22 million euros; his contract with the German record champion and three-time winner expires next year.
The Munich had repeatedly stated that Thiago had put down his change request and they were expecting an offer for him. There has been speculation of a move to Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool FC. In any case, there is still time, because the transfer window does not close until 5 October.
Former record-breaking Martínez is about to return to Athletic Bilbao, according to Spanish sports magazine “Marca”. The defensive all-rounder has to agree with the club. The 32-year-old receives a permanent contract for two years. In Munich he still has a contract until the summer of 2021. Now it is about the transfer. But the Munich had stated that they did not want to put any obstacles in Martínez’s path.
Martínez had achieved a record purchase in 2012 with a transfer fee of 40 million euros. The former national player, who has been injured time and time again, is only a substitute. A new record purchase is now Lucas Hernández, for whom the Munich-based company spent 80 million euros a year ago.
Bayern reportedly paid nearly € 50 million to Manchester City for Leroy Sané this year. Shortly before the start of practice for Munich on Tuesday, the national player stressed the importance honorary president Uli Hoeneß had for his move.
“Everyone knows that Uli Hoeneß played a big role at FC Bayern – and still is important. It was an honor to visit him, and I think it is at such meetings that you can feel what is special about FC Bayern. because private in someone’s home it is a different feeling than for example in a restaurant “, said the winger in the German record magazine” 51 “.