Martinez has, however, talked into staying put by Hansi Flick and has taken 13 appearances in all competitions this season.

Javi Martinez will leave Bayern when his deal approaches the end

Javi Martinez has admitted that the time is near for him to experience “something new”. He’s approaching the end of his deal at Bayern Munich. It appeared at one stage as if the summer of 2020 would deliver a move from the Allianz Arena for the versatile Spaniard. He has, however, talked into staying put by Hansi Flick and has taken 13 appearances in all competitions this season. Martinez is delighted to be back in his favour, having seen just 24 outings in 2019-20 and only 16 of those coming to another campaign to win the Bundesliga title for Bayern Munich. He has now passed the 250 appearance mark for the club, after being snapped up from Athletic Bilbao in 2012.

The World Cup winner had still years at Bayern

Javi believes he is still capable of playing a vital role for the ambitious European heavyweight. But looks set to call time for his spell in Munich at the nine-year mark. As he will be dropping into the free-agent pool when the 2020-21 season comes to an end. Several Bayern players find themselves in a similar situation, including Jerome Boateng and David Alaba. Martinez, however, will not be signing any new contract, with a man who can act in the centre of defence or midfield. Already arranging for a fresh start once his current trophy chasing commitments are over. Quizzed on his future ahead of a Champions League clash for Bayern with Atlético Madrid on Tuesday, Martinez said: “This is not the time to discuss what will happen in June 2021. Anything can happen. I had years here, and we will see what happens.”

“I would like to try something new, no matter where, but something new, before I retire. The contract says it is the last year. I’m happy to be here now, and I’m part of the team, and that’s what is important”. Martinez, who is also a European Championship winner with his country, enjoyed an unforgettable spell in Germany. His impressive CV includes five Bundesliga titles as well as two Champions League crowns, five German Cups and the FIFA Club World Cup.