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.


2 comments on “Benitez says No to Bilbao star

  1. 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…

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