Javi Martinez has insisted he would be “open to all directions”
Martinez will officially leave the Allianz Arena when his contract expires in June, having spent the last nine years with the Bundesliga giants.
Martinez is looking for the best option for himself
Javi Martinez has insisted he would be “open to all directions” after his exit from Bayern Munich at the end of the season. Martinez will officially leave the Allianz Arena when his contract expires in June, having spent the last nine years with the Bundesliga giants. The 32-year-old has won all of the top honours in the game during his time with Bayern Munich but has yet to decide his next move, with his current focus on ending the 2020-21 campaign in a firm manner. “I am open to all directions and am looking for the best option for myself,” Martinez told reporters about his future plans. “I don’t know yet, and I will make this decision at home in Ayegui this summer. I’ll concentrate first on the last two games and my farewell.”
The Spaniard became the most expensive signing in Bayern’s history back in 2012
When asked how long he wants to keep playing at the top level, the Spaniard added: “My legs decide. One year, three, 10? Take a look. But I also want to be physically good after my career is over.” Martinez became the most expensive signing in Bayern’s history when he joined from Athletic Bilbao for €40 million back in 2012. The World Cup winner has since racked up 266 appearances across all competitions for the German champions and has contributed 14 goals and 11 assists. Martinez has 22 trophies in total with Bayern Munich, including nine league titles and two Champions League crowns. However, Martinez is not the only influential figure to have made it through the Allianz Arena exits this summer. Bayern have also decided against handing veteran defender Jerome Boateng a contract extension.
David Alaba will also be leaving as he seeks to take on a new challenge away from Germany, while head coach Hansi Flick is to be replaced by RB Leipzig Julian Nagelsmann.