The Athletic defender could be switching Bilbao for Barcelona at the end of the season
According to Jijantes FC, Nerea, Íñigo Martínez's wife, whom he married in 2017, is in Barcelona and the surrounding area looking for a house to live in Barcelona next summer, as the international defender will be free when his contract with Athletic expires on 30 June 2023 and hopes to move to Barca.
The Athletic defender and Barça have already agreed the conditions for him to join at the end of the current season as long as Barca have the right numbers when it comes to FFP.
It is worth remembering, as SPORT has already advanced, that FC Barcelona maintains its interest in the Athletic Club defender. The Blaugrana view him as a priority in the centre-back position for the next project.
Barça want to bring in a left-sided centre-back and Íñigo is the best fit.
In addition, they have been closely monitoring the evolution of the plantar fasciitis that had kept Íñigo away from the pitch since last November.
The centre-back is well and Athletic will use him until the end of the season so his physical condition can be overseen. There is a lot of tranquillity surrounding this issue, although the centre-back would like to have his future defined more clearly.
On the other hand, the uncertainty of the Negreira case has slowed down an operation that both parties were happy with, although everything points to the fact that the agreement that has been brewing for several months will not be broken.
And proof of this could be the presence of his wife in Barcelona looking for a house for them to move into once his signing is made official.