Benitez says No to Bilbao star


Javi MartinezRafa Benitez has dismissed recent speculation linking him with a January purchase of Athletico Bilbao star Javi Martinez.

The midfielder only moves from fellow Spanish club Osasuna in the summer for around £4 million, but already his supreme performances have had him linked with a move to a bigger European club.

But Rafa had this to say today:

“He is a young player who we know about because Bilbao paid good money for him.

“But we are not watching the player and are not thinking about signing him, as I have read in the Spanish press.”

Martinez has scored three times in his 11 starts for Bilbao this season.

  • tyler

    u should get im he is class

  • Jase

    Good player, heard that he is defensively very good, with good positional sense. But we don’t need another defensive midfielder, we need an offensive gem like Joao Moutinto…