Amidst its restructuring plans, FC Barcelona has its eye on young Spanish right-back Arnau Martínez from Girona. Looking for a young player who can establish himself as a regular starter in the short term, Barcelona see Martínez as the perfect combination of youth and technical ability.
At 20 years old, Arnau Martínez has caught the attention of Barcelona’s sports management, who consider him an attractive signing for both the present and the future. With his contract with Girona expiring in the summer of 2025, his estimated price of around 20 million euros and his experience in Barcelona’s youth system until 2016, Martínez presents himself as an ideal option to strengthen the right-back position.
Arnau Martínez, the ideal full-back for FC Barcelona
Although he has lost prominence at Girona due to the presence of Yan Couto on loan from Manchester City, Martínez would consider a change of scenery to a bigger club in Europe. This season he has played 10 games and contributed 3 assists, showing his versatility in this position.
However, the possible integration of Martínez into Barcelona could depend on resolving the future of Joao Cancelo, who is currently on loan from Manchester City. Although the Catalan club is looking for a way to sign Cancelo permanently, if successful, Arnau Martínez would become a key target for next year’s summer transfer market. Barcelona’s sports management sees Martínez not only as an immediate reinforcement, but also as a valuable addition to the long-term project.