Bayern Munich have revealed that Xavi Martinez will not extend his deal at the club and will subsequently leave a free transfer at the end of the season.
The Spanish midfielder is at the end of his ninth season with the German champion and has won almost everything that should be won during his stay in Bavaria.
The future of the 32-year-old has been speculated for some time, with no news of a renewed deal at the club, and Bayern have confirmed they will leave this summer by going to their official website to break the news and thank him for his efforts.
“Bayern FC and Xavi Martinez are saying goodbye to each other after nine very successful years together and thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” the statement said.
“The club and the players have agreed not to renew the contract, which expires on June 30. The Spaniard came to the German record champions in 2012 and quickly became one of the forming pillars of the team.
“In the debut season of Martinez, Bayern FC won the first three in its history and this success was repeated last summer, which became a historic year with six titles. The 32-year-old celebrates the German championship every season so far, has won the UEFA Super Cup and World Cup. club twice, DFB-Pokal Cup five times and DFL Supercup four times.
“At the end of the season, Xavi Martinez, David Alaba, Jerome Boateng and head coach Hansi Flick were duly received by Bayern FC in recognition of their great performance for the club.”
Martinez also made a brief statement thanking fans for their continued support, adding that Bayern will forever be the club they hold close to their hearts.
“I am very proud and happy to have been allowed to be part of the Bayern FC family for nine years,” he said in a statement. “I would like to thank this great club and especially our fans – you have turned Munich. in my home! I will never forget those nine years.
“On the first day I felt” Mia san mia “and what is special about FC Bayern. I lived in this club, I always gave everything for it and I am very happy with the many titles we won together. FC Bayern and its fans will always stay in my heart. Muchas gracias, thank you, hello – I’ll see you! “