Barça set to battle Real Madrid over Cordoba youngster Andrés Martín

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The 19-year-old forward has been one of the star performers in this season's LaLiga123

Andrés Martín es la gran sensación del Córdoba
Andrés Martín es la gran sensación del Córdoba | Instagram: Andres11Martin

It isn't only in the first team at FC Barcelona where they are expecting a lot of movement this summer. According to SPORT sources, Barça B are after Cordoba forward Andres Martin. He's been recommended by Bakero and the cost of a deal would be around €4m. That would be the second signing after Reis already joined for a little over €3m.

At 19 years of age, Martin has been sensational for Cordoba. He came through their academy and after being handed a chance with the first team has grabbed it with both hands. Real Madrid are also keeping tabs on the young forward. However it seems the €4m asking price might be considered too high for a Castilla signing and that means Barça hold the advantage. Cordoba need to sell due to their own financial issues and earning €4m, for a player with a €5m buyout clause, would represent great business for them.

Martin is comfortable playing down the middle or on either wing. He's got an eye for goals and scored seven across 32 matches last season. Martin's left foot is lethal and he's keen to be involved in every attacking move. It would be fair to call him a 'false nine' rather than a pure striker. His progression hasn't gone unnoticed elsewhere as Eibar, Osasuna and Extremadura have all lodged bids for him.

If he joins Barça, like previous youth signings, he'll go into the B side with the intention of him being ready for the first team in 12 months time. 

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