Lahm praises new boy
Bayern Munich's Philip Lahm has come out and praised new boy Javi Martinez after training with him for the first time.
The German international was pleased by how well the new 40million euros recruit from Athletic Bilbao fitted in.
Martinez signed a five-year deal with the Bavarian outfit earlier this week after negotiations had seemed to stall.
"I've seen a bit of him in the past, and I reckon he's a very good footballer," Lahm told club's official website.
"[Head coach Jupp] Heynckes introduced him to the rest of the team and then he went out and just played football. He fitted in straight away. My initial impression is that he's quality. He'll help us a lot."
Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer was also full of admiration for the new midfielder.
"It's great that he's here. He lost his first practice match, but he threw himself into it and won a lot of balls in the air," he said.
"He was very good, he's still very young, and he's starting out on a great career. There's a lot coming at him from all directions, a new club, a move abroad. He'll need time before we can say he's really arrived. He's not been signed just for one season, but for the long term."