Barcelona will have to pay 1.8 million euros if they want Roberto Martinez to replace Ronald Koeman.
Sports, the Spanish media reported that Roberto Martinez. The Belgian national team trainer. It’s one of the names that Barcelona are keeping an eye on and is likely to happen. Because the Spanish coach has a release clause in his contract with the Football Federation.
Martinez is contracted to manage Belgium until the end of the 2022 World Cup, which will be hosted by Qatar in December next year. Able to pay a release clause of 1.8 million euros to the Belgian Football Federation, so it’s not a problem at all.
Koeman’s situation was originally forced to collect 9 points from three La Liga games against weak opponents Granada, Cádiz and Levante if he wanted to keep his trainer’s legs stable. But just in the first game against Granada. They stumbled in a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou. That prompting the Dutch coach to be in trouble.
If the La Liga schedule enters in October. Barcelona will face the toughest of times, with Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Real Madrid and Sevilla.
Barcelona have to pay 1.8 million euros if they want Martinez
Inter are expected to demand Barcelona to pay the entirety of forward Lautaro Martínez’s €111m release clause this summer if they want to sign the Argentine, unless they agree to swap some players in exchange.
Martínez is one of Barcelona’s top targets for the summer, having been identified as the ideal long-term replacement for Luis Suárez. That clause is only active during a two-week period in July.
Barcelona are thought to have been looking for a way to negotiate a discount as a result of the current financial uncertainty. But La Gazzetta dello Sport note that Inter aren’t playing ball. And they will only sell for the full €111m.
Having said that, Inter have indicated a willingness to drop that amount, but only if they receive some specific players in exchange.
Their main target is Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo. Antonio Conte is believed to be a huge fan of the 23-year-old. Although the boss is thought to have accepted that landing him is unlikely. As Barcelona simply do not want to let him do.
Arthur himself also put the rumours to bed. He is telling Gazzetta dello Sport: “It’s an honour that they’re [Inter] interested in me. But my time at Barça has not ended.”