Espanyol reject Leipzig’s Martin bid

Espanyol rejected an offer from highflying Bundesliga club RB Leipzig for in-demand defender Aaron Martin, claim reports in Spain.

The 20-year-old left-back has enjoyed a sharp rise to prominence for the Catalan club and Spain’s Under-21 side, while his €30m release clause increases by a further €10m in June.

A report in Diario Sport claims Los Periquitos rejected an €18m offer from Leipzig for the defender last month, with the club expecting his value to continue to rise.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Napoli have all been linked with the Spain youth international, who has started 21 La Liga matches this campaign.

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