The Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes has said that he feels that the Spaniard Javi Martinez is finally settled at the club. The former Athletic Bilbao star was one of the high-profile signings for the club in the summer.
Despite being a defensive midfielder, the player commanded a spectacular transfer fee of more than £ 35 million. In the view of finally bringing an end to the ban run of form that the club experienced in the league and in Europe, Bayern Munich decided to pay this extravagant amount of money for the defensive midfielder. However, there have been questions raised about the form of the player in the early part of the campaign.
Despite these doubts, the player has been performing well in recent weeks. This has led to the manager saying that he feels that Martinez has finally settled at the club. The Bayern Munich manager has also pointed out to the fact that almost every Bayern player was in favour of the defensive midfielder coming to the club. The captain Philipp Lahm recently said that Bayern Munich required such a player if they are to be successful over the next 10 years. Martinez was linked with many clubs like Manchester city and Juventus before sealing the move to Germany.
"We have to forget how much he cost and continue the integration process so he can play at the highest European level. His team-mates speak very highly of him, and the captain has acknowledged that it is the type of player that the team needed. There are several things that differ about the German and Spanish leagues. The stadiums here are newer and friendly in Germany," said Philipp Lahm, who has seen his team dominate German football this season. Bayern Munich have a 10 point advantage over Bayern Leverkusen in the table.