Liverpool are reportedly interested in Real Sociedad’s highly rated Spanish defender Inigo Martinez. According to Catalan newspaper Sport, Liverpool scouts were present at the Camp Nou on Saturday, where Real Sociedad lost 2-0 to Barcelona.
It was not an eye-catching performance from the 23-year-old defender, but Sport suggest Liverpool scouts were pretty impressed with what they saw.
Liverpool are in need of a quality centre-back in the summer and Martinez could be a quality addition to the squad.
The Spanish defender has made 32 league appearances this season and is seen as a key player for Sociedad. David Moyes will be trying his best to resist all temptations thrown at him, but could be powerless to prevent a move, if Liverpool come up up with a big money offer.
Martinez is young and far from the finished article, but he has a great future ahead of him and if properly handled, he could be a great asset for any club. We take a look at some of the reactions of Liverpool fans after the defender being linked with the club.
Inigo Martinez also has very good long shooting, odd skill for a CB but he’s damn good at them
— Indigo (@IndigoLFC) May 10, 2015
Inigo Martinez? Been linked before. But he’s another left sided centre back. Surely not. — Jack Sear (@JackSear) May 10, 2015
— Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) May 10, 2015
Inigo Martinez is a pretty good defender. Wouldn’t cost that much either. One to watch for after transfer ban. — James Hall (@James_Hall92) May 9, 2015
Inigo Martinez is actually quite good
— ㅤ (@DareToRoss) May 9, 2015
These Inigo Martinez rumours are hilarious. Only Liverpool could sign three LCB’s in three consecutive transfer windows for like £56 million — El Jefe (@Omarmahadxv) May 10, 2015
If the rumours are true, then I’m over the moon it’s finally been linked. Been wanting Inigo Martinez at Liverpool for years.
— Kyle Spalding. (@KyleTSpalding) May 10, 2015