European top clubs are waiting for a promising Basque!

European top clubs are waiting for a promising Basque!

It looks like Real Sociedad central midfielder Martin Zubimendi will be leaving his hometown club very soon! Barcelona, Bayern, Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in the services of the 24-year-old performer.

For the fourth season in a row, Martin Zubimendi anchors the midfield of Txuri-urdin and is involved in all the club's recent successes. Like, for example, regular qualifications to the playoffs of European cups, and in the current campaign, Sociedad even guaranteed themselves the first place in the Champions League round of 16 in twenty years! In the Spanish league, the club is usually in the top six and boasts a very reliable defensive game.

It is Zubimendi who is the very link that connects the defense and the attack line. Martin scores few goals, but his main functions are to destroy the opponents' play. In recent months, the 24-year-old midfielder even signed up for the Spanish national team, and on the eve of the winter transfer window he got on the radar of real top clubs.

Barcelona, which are looking for a replacement for Gavi, Manchester United, which are always interested in everyone, Arsenal, which are experiencing slight problems in defense, and Bayern, which is beginning to conquer the Spanish market, are among them. Zubimendi's current transfer value is approximately 40 million euros. We are sure that Real Sociedad, which have fairly modest finances, after several rounds of negotiations, will certainly agree to sell their key player.

In our opinion, the best candidates to buy Martin are Barcelona and Arsenal - clubs that operate in a 4-3-3 tactical formation and which have elevated the philosophy of ball control to an absolute level. For them, Zubimendi will play the role of Sergio Busquets. Given the financial problems of the Blaugrana, Arsenal will probably get closest to the midfielder. Zubimendi will not have problems adapting to English football, since the Gunners are coached by his compatriot Arteta.

Typically, Basque footballers show loyalty to the clubs that raised them, but none of them will refuse a big offer from abroad and the prospect of playing at a top club. For now, Zubimendi will remain to demonstrate his best athletic qualities in San Sebastian, but he has clearly outgrown the level of his hometown team.