The Basque centre-back is 31-year-old and didn’t play at as high of a level as Kounde last season.
It’s not a surprise that the fans are mostly disillusioned with Barca’s change of targets.
ReshadRahman_: “In my opinion, Inigo Martinez to Barca for anywhere over €25M (max) is just not it.
As far as the asking price goes, for now, it is varying between €50M-€60M, based on what some are saying – and I really hope we don’t get close to those figures.”
coding_football: “Inigo Martinez is a good, experienced defender but not young (31). If you wanted to go with experience, you should’ve got Koulibally instead.
We discarded Koulibally for Kounde and now we’re not getting Kounde either because Chelsea offered him more. Big mistake by the board!”
Frenkie_Chief: “From Kounde to Inigo Martinez is crazy. Get ready watching Pique start in most games if this happens.”
talkfcb_: “I personally can’t see us signing Inigo Martinez. Athletic will demand huge money and they won’t sell for less because it’s not like they can just go out and sign a replacement.”