Espanyol’s Aaron Martin to join Mainz

Espanyol defender and Spain Under-21 international Aaron Martin has completed a move to German club Mainz, it has been confirmed.

The highly-rated 21-year-old has been linked with several clubs over the past few weeks, with the Bundesliga club said to have beaten off rival interest from Serie A giants Napoli.

Aaron’s deal at Espanyol reportedly contained a €40m release clause in his contract, which was increased from €30m on July 1, yet reports indicated this deal amounts to only €12m.

Manchester United and Manchester City have also previously been linked with the Spain youth international, who started 31 La Liga matches last campaign.

The defender travels to Germany on Sunday to complete his move, Espanyol have confirmed.

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