Mercato: Bayern formalizes the departure of Javi Martinez

Under contract with Bayern until next June, Javi Martinez will leave the Bavarian club at the end of the season. After nine years at the club, the Spaniard will close his chapter in Munich.

The adventure is coming to an end. After nine years at Bayern Munich, Javi Martinez will leave the Bavarian club at the end of his contract at the end of the season.

At 32, the midfielder and the club “have agreed not to extend the contract, which expires on June 30”. No indication was given on the rest of his career.

Less used these last two seasons, the Spaniard has been a pillar of the great team of the 2010s, with the Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Robben or Ribéry, all already gone.

Javi Martinez thanked the whole club as well as its supporters for these many years spent at Bayern: “I am proud and happy to have been able to be part of the Bayern family for 9 years. I would like to thank the club and its supporters, you have made Munich my home. I have always given everything for the club and I am happy to have won so many titles here. “

A well-filled trophy cabinet

Arrived in 2012 from Athletic Bilbao for 40 million euros, the highest sum ever paid for a transfer to Germany at the time, he collected more than twenty trophies with the Rekordmeister, and will probably leave with a ninth league title, which Bayern can win on Saturday.

He has participated in two triplets in the history of the club, winning the championship, the Cup and the Champions League in 2013 and again in 2020. To these successes are added his victories at the 2010 World Cup and at the Euro 2012 with Spain.

At the origin of his coming; Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge commented on the Spaniard’s successful passage under the Bavarian tunic: “Bringing Javi Martinez in in 2012 was a difficult decision because the transfer fee was an absolutely record amount for us. But the decision brought us gold. “

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