Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa are all lining up a bid for Espnayol playmaker Javi Martinez according to Cadena Ser.
The Spanish radio station has revealed that Marquez’s future at Espanyol looks bleak and the Premier League trio above are circling as a move to English football this summer looms large.
25-years-old, Marquez came through the youth ranks for the Barcelona-based club, first playing for Espanyol B and then moving into the full side in 2009.
In the three years since he has played over 50 games in La Liga for Espanyol and is most at home in the middle of the park, where he has a large influences on matches and often pulls the strings.
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5ft 7in tall, Marquez is a left footer who has been linked to Tottenham back in 2010, but Newcastle’s interest is fairly new.
Spurs, Newcastle and Villa are all closely monitoring Marquez’s situation, as the Spaniard is unlikely to sign a new deal at Espanyol and may be available for a reduced fee.
Like many Spanish players, Marquez is renowned for his technique and also has a great shot from distance even though he has only netted a couple of times in La Liga.
Much like Newcastle’s Hatem Ben Arfa, Marquez himself has recovered from a broken leg that he suffered back at the start of 2010 and is looking to show that he’s back to his best.
Here’s a video that does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s Javi Marquez scoring an amazing goal last year with his left peg…