Athletic Bilbao trigger Inigo Martinez clause

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Athletic Bilbao are set to conclude the signing of defender Inigo Martinez from Real Sociedad according to various reports emerging from the press in Spain.

Inigo Martinez has a 36 million euro release clause at the Anoeta and Athletic Bilbao are eager to get their man as a replacement for Aymeric Laporte who is set to make a move to Manchester City this week in a deal reported to be around 70 million euros.

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The defender was heavily linked with Barcelona this summer before the Camp Nou outfit reportedly decided to back off from the deal. The Center Back was also linked with a move to Manchester City.

Meanwhile, reports cross Spain, from the likes of Marca and El Mundo Deportivo are claiming that the deal which sees Martinez move to San Mames is almost done.

Martinez has made 205 La Liga appearances for Sociedad since his debut in 2011, and his current deal at the club runs until June 2021. He also has 4 international caps for the Spanish national team.

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