Several press reports have shown that Barcelona are close to signing the La Liga star as Barcelona look to consolidate and strengthen their ranks next season with the team back to challenge for the Champions League title.
Barça are looking to strengthen their right-back position during the upcoming summer transfers, as the team suffered from this position during the season with many players playing on the right wing, most notably: Jules Condé and Ronald Araujo.
Barcelona want Girona player
SPORT | The Blaugrana sports administration loves Arno Martinez, but so far no steps have been taken: Girona wants his release (20 million euros), Atlético Madrid has a verbal agreement with him, but everything is open.
Martinez competes with Conde
Javi Navarro (ARA) explained: Arnao Martínez is the player who should compete with Condé for the full-back position at the Catalan club next season.
Barcelona played a 0-0 draw with their guest Girona in the 28th round of the Spanish League.
It is worth noting that Barça are at the top of the La Liga table with 72 points from 28 rounds, 13 points ahead of their nearest rival, Real Madrid.