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Iñigo Martínez lies like a scoundrel, he has been erased in important games for Athletic and his teammates are accomplices

Maria Jose Gonzalez

June 9, 2023 | 2:00 pm

Press Releases: Iñigo Martínez versus Athletic Club

A departure is never easy and, in this case, the departure of Iñigo Martínez from Athletic Club has left more questions than answers. After a crossroads of statements and accusations, a reality remains: Iñigo Martínez will no longer wear the red and white shirt. But what has he brought to this point?

To Renew or Not to Renew: The Answer in Silence

In the last press conference of the president of Athletic Club, Jon Uriarte, a phrase that seems to be the summary of everything became clear: "Athletic wanted to renew Iñigo and it was Iñigo who wanted to leave." The insistence that the club wanted to keep Iñigo suggests that the differences were not in the will, but in the terms.

The renewal presented in April 2022 was apparently received with interest by Martínez. However, at the end of a negotiation process that lasted until May, the answer was a silence that resonates louder than any word.

Companions Complicit: A Shadow in the Locker Room

The implications of Martínez's decision are not limited to his own figure, but extend to the entire locker room. Were your teammates accomplices when the player was erased due to alleged injuries in important games? Here a new front of debate and speculation opens, which adds a layer of complexity to the already convoluted issue.

The Next Destination: Barcelona on the Horizon

After the announcement of the non-renewal, it didn't take long for rumors to emerge about the future of Iñigo Martínez. And it is that, apparently, Barcelona is willing to open its doors to him. Will Barcelona become the next destination for the Basque central defender?

At this point, it is important to underline that, according to Uriarte, a formal offer from Barcelona was never received. If so, can we speak of an operation orchestrated by Martínez and his agent, or is it simply a series of misunderstandings and coincidences?

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