Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez is said to be weighing up his future after slipping down the pecking order at the Allianz Arena.
The Spain international has been with Bayern since 2012 after being snapped up from La Liga outfit Athletic Bilbao and has made over 200 appearances for the club.
The 31-year-old has won seven Bundesliga titles and the Champions League with the club, but that currently counts for nothing when it comes to trying to cement his place in the side.
Martinez is out of favour with boss Niko Kovac and has made just three substitute appearances in the Bundesliga this season, which is clearly not good enough for the player.
Martinez has 18 months remaining on his current deal so Bayern are in no rush to tie him down to a new one, and there is a chance he could leave in January.
If Bayern want to recoup any serious money then that would be the sensible approach as his value will fall quickly as soon as he enter the last 12 months of his contract.
Martinez is likely to battle for his place over the next few months, but if the situation does not improve then could pursue a deal elsewhere when the window re-opens.
There would be no shortage of interest in a player of his experience and quality, so finding a new club, a top one at that, would not be a problem.
Martinez is not the only disgruntled player as Bayern legend Thomas Muller is also said to be weighing up his options.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.