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Barcelona have already started to spend the Neymar transfer fee on new arrivals

Barcelona will tie up a deal for Real Sociedad centre-back Inigo Martinez a day after selling Neymar

The ink is barely dry on Neymar’s PSG signature but Barcelona are already spending their £196million windfall.

Philippe Coutinho? Ousmane Dembele? Paulo Dybala? Nope. Barcelona are building from the back.

Real Sociedad centre-back Inigo Martinez is set to join Barcelona on a five-year deal after the club activated his €32million release clause.

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Inigo Martinez (left) tries to put a reducer on Luis Suarez (right)

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Inigo Martinez (left) tries to put a reducer on Luis Suarez (right)

The 26-year-old came through Sociedad’s youth academy, making his debut in August 2011.

He was a part of Spain Under-21s’ European Championship win two years later, alongside David De Gea, Thiago, Dani Carvajal, Isco and Alvaro Morata.

Martinez has since played for Spain on four occasions, including a 2-2 draw with England in November.

Isco’s feeling a bit left out

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Isco’s feeling a bit left out

The arrival of a left sided centre-back will leave Barcelona plenty of options in the heart of defence.

Javier Mascherano, Marlon Santos and Samuel Umtiti will all be competing to partner Gerard Pique at the back.

But Barcelona still have €190mil to play with, which should be enough to make Liverpool fans very worried.

That’ll probably convince him

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That’ll probably convince him

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