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Bayern sheds a historic player

Bayern Munich part ways with one of its oldest residents. After nine years of presence, Javi Martinez leaves the Bavarian club.

Faithful among the faithful, Javi Martinez is not the type to change clubs with the wind. After a professional debut at Osasuna, the Spaniard went on to play six years at Athletic Bilbao to eventually land at Bayern Munich. Since 2012, the defensive midfielder has worn the Bavarian jersey 268 times. Often disturbed by injuries, the thirty-two-year-old man was at the end of his contract with his club. He will go to Qatar.

As indicated Goal this Sunday, Javi Martinez to take charge of Qatar Sport Club, coached by his compatriot Carlos Ferrer. Big names in football have donned the jersey of the champion club Qatar eight times in the past. Among them, the French Christophe Dugarry and Marcel Desailly, without forgetting Jay-Jay Okocha, Samuel Eto’o and Ali Bernarbia. The list is still long with Cameroonians Pius N’Diefi, Eric Djemba-Djemba or Bill Tchato.

The duration of Javi Martinez’s lease at his future club has not yet been communicated.

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