As the transfer window gets into full gear, teams are beginning to make moves for players they have been scouting secretly. This is the case for Manchester City as they look to add a new centre-back to their exciting team.
The Citizens are set to move for £27 million rated Inigo Martinez. They have secretly been scouting Martinez throughout the season, but are now set to make their intentions official.
Martinez would not lack suitors if he wants to move this summer, but Manchester City is hopeful of bringing him to the Etihad.
Pep Guardiola is looking to strengthen his defensive unit ahead of the new season, and Martinez is a ball-playing defender that the Spanish manager loves to have in his team.
Vincent Kompany’s constant injuries, Nicholas Otamendi’s inconsistencies and Jone Stones’ defensive struggles last season has made Guardiola consider signing a new defender.
Martinez has been compared to Barcelona legend Carles Puyol and has also turn out for the Spanish national team on four occasions, he could have gotten more if not for the form of Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique.