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Martinez commits to Bilbao

May 11, 2011

Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez has signed a two-year contract extension with the Primera Division outfit, the club have confirmed on their website.

The highly-rated 22-year-old, who was part of Spain's World Cup-winning squad last summer, is now tied to the Basque giants until June 30, 2016.

The buy-out clause in Martinez's new contract is €40 million.