Spanish star a summer target for City boss

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Manchester City have outlined midfielder Javi Martinez as a top summer transfer target as Roberto Martinez prepares for a busy summer.

City boss Roberto Martinez wants to add more creativity to the centre of his midfield and sees the young talent as a perfect addition to the squad.

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The 21-year-old currently plays for Spanish side Athletic Bilbao becoming a crucial figure in the team's success and has subsequently attracted interest from several top sides from across Europe.

The Spanish star has a buy out clause in his contract worth around €30 million, which will not be enough to fend off City's interest in the player.

Liverpool were also interested in signing Martinez last summer after selling Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid but the rumors eventually fizzled out.

Martinez signed for Athletic de Bilbao for €6 million in 2006 when he was just 17-year-old and despite never playing a first team match.

The midfielder has since made 13 appearances for Spain U21’s scoring one goal.

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