Javi Martinez will leave Bayern Munich after nine successful years with the Bavarians.
departure at the end of the season as they have shown their respect for the Spain midfielder for his contributions to his successful career at the club.
The 32-year-old and the club have mutually decided not to extend his contract, so the player will leave Allianz Arena after the remaining fixtures of the season.
“I’m very proud and happy to have been part of the FC Bayern family for nine years,"
the Spain midfielder told theclub's official website
"I’d like to thank this great club and especially our fans – you have made Munich my home!
"I’ll never forget these nine years. From the very first day, I felt the ‘Mia san mia’ and the special nature of FC Bayern. I lived for this club, always gave everything for it, and am very happy about the many titles we won together.
"FC Bayern and its fans will forever be in my heart. Muchas gracias, dankeschön, servus – see you again!”
The club's president has praised the player saying that he will enter the Bavarians hall of fame for his great performance during his long spell at the club and admitting to the Spanish midfielder’s role in the club’s success of the past nine years.
“Javi Martinez is one of those people who make it clear what FC Bayern stands for,"
. "When top international players identify with our club the way he does, you can achieve great things.
"Javi quickly became one of us, and the incredible amount of success we’ve enjoyed with him speaks for itself. Javi Martinez will always have a special place in the history of this club.
"We wish him all the best for his future.”