Josep Martinez Set to Join Inter Milan From Genoa, Medical Already Booked

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Josep Martinez is on the brink of completing his transfer to join Inter Milan from Serie A team Genoa according to reports.

The 2023/24 Serie A winner has reportedly secured a deal with Genoa for a permanent transfer worth €15 million, including add-ons.

Josep Martinez

Martinez, who is seen as the perfect addition to Inter’s goalkeeping department, will undergo his medical tests on Tuesday before putting pen to paper on his contract.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper has been playing for Genoa since the summer of 2022. He played a key role in helping the club earn promotion to Serie A in his debut season in Italian football and has continued to impress in the top flight.

The Barcelona youth product impressed during his 36 Serie A appearances last season, keeping eight clean sheets and conceding 43 goals.

This transfer is seen as a significant move for Inter Milan as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming season.

Martinez’s arrival is expected to provide competition in goal and boost the team’s defensive options.

Meanwhile, renowned transfer expert Fabrizio Romano also confirmed the report on his X account, stating: “Inter have already booked medical for Josep Martinez as the deal with Genoa will be official next week.”

“€15m package confirmed, add-ons included.”

Fans will be eagerly anticipating the official announcement of Martinez’s signing, as Inter continues to make moves in the transfer market.

With the talented goalkeeper set to join the ranks at the San Siro, hopes are high for a successful season ahead for the Nerazzurri.

Who is Josep Martinez?

Josep Martinez Riera is a Spanish professional footballer who last played as a goalkeeper for Serie A club Genoa and the Spain national team.

How old is Josep Martinez?

Martinez was born on the 27th of May 1998. He is currently 26 years old.

Josep Martinez career

Martínez, a talented goalkeeper born in Alzira, Valencia, started his professional career at FC Barcelona’s La Masia in July 2015 after leaving his hometown club UD Alzira.

After completing his training, he signed with UD Las Palmas in July 2017 and played for their reserves in Segunda División B.

In January 2020, Martínez made a big move to RB Leipzig after an agreement was reached with Las Palmas. He signed a contract with the German club until 2024.

Two years later, on June 29, 2022, he was loaned to Genoa in Italy for the Serie B 2022-23 season.

Martínez faced some challenges at the start of the season as he worked to secure a starting position on the team.

However, with impressive performances including key saves against teams like Bari, Reggina, and F.C. Südtirol, he quickly became the first-choice goalkeeper for Genoa.

Meanwhile, his unique and instinctive saves garnered attention and solidified his place as a vital player for the team.

In addition, Martinez was part of Spain’s under-21 squad that was enlisted to play in the international friendly against Lithuania on June 8, 2021.

This opportunity came for the goalkeeper as a result of the quarantine measures imposed on certain national team players after Sergio Busquets tested positive for COVID-19.

His salary

Josep Martinez earns an annual salary of €640,000 equivalent to €12,308 per week, not including bonuses.

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