Bayern Munich announced on Tuesday that Spaniard Javi Martínez will leave the Bundesliga club when his contract expires at the end of the season after nine successful years in Germany.
“I’m very proud and happy to have been part of the Bayern family for nine years. I’d like to thank this great club and especially our fans – you have made Munich my home!” Martínez told the club’s official channels.
“I’ll never forget these nine years. From the very first day, I felt the ‘Mia san mia’ and the special nature of Bayern. I lived for this club, always gave everything for it, and am very happy about the many titles we won together. Bayern and its fans will forever be in my heart. Muchas gracias, dankeschön, servus – see you again.”
The 32-year-old has played 266 games in all competitions for Bayern Munich since his arrival in 2012 and has won the Bundesliga in every season so far, also lifting the Champions League in 2013 and 2020.