The hosts of the Camp Nou are almost unable to spend 111 million euros to free the Argentine striker – Lautaro Martinez is contract with Inter.
Currently, Martinez’s contract with Inter is still valid until June 2023
The contract release fee of the Argentine striker is 111 million euros.
According to Sport, Barcelona is willing to pay 60 million euros for Inter plus 2 players in return for the service of Lautaro Martinez. The list of players exchanged for Barcelona included Junior Firpo, Arturo Vidal, Samuel Umtiti, Rafinha, Jean-Clair Todibo and Nelson Semedo.
Last week, Tuttosport said that if Barcelona could not spend 111 million euros to free Martinez’s contract, Inter only agreed to negotiate if received 90 million euros plus Arturo Vidal and borrowed Antoine Griezmann.
Lautaro Martinez prioritizes joining Barcelona more than any other club. He also informed Inter’s management that he wanted to move to the Camp Nou only. In addition, he expressed his desire to play with Lionel Messi, his teammate on Argentina.
In the 2019/20 season, Lautaro Martinez scored 16 goals and had 4 assists for Inter after 31 appearances in all competitions. In Serie A alone, he scored 11 goals in 22 matches.
Former Inter president wants Messi to replace Martinez
Former president Massimo Moratti believes that Inter can negotiate with Barcelona to exchange Lautaro Martinez for Lionel Messi.
“If Messi comes here, it would be great,” the former president Moratti told Gazzetta dello Sport. “If owning Messi is impossible, I want Paulo Dybala to replace Lautaro Martinez‘s position.”
In an interview in April, former president Moratti stated that Inter had the resources to recruit Messi. The reason he gave was that the Argentine superstar had only one year left to sign with Barcelona.
“Martinez is a quality player and is always careful with every decision in his career. As I said before, Martinez has not reached the level of Messi,” the former president of Inter told Radio Rai. “Let’s wait and see if Inter will exchange Lautaro Martinez for Messi. If they do so, they will have a much better quality factor.”
Former president Moratti also made the opinion: “I do not think that owning Messi is a difficult dream to come true, even before we fall into this pandemic, Inter still has the opportunity to recruit him. Remember, the contract between Messi and Barcelona is about to enter the last year “.
Messi’s future has been the topic of recent attention. The Argentine superstar’s current contract with Barcelona will expire in June 2021. However, he has yet to agree to a new contract with the Camp Nou team.
In the 2019/20 season, Messi scored 24 goals and had 16 assists after 31 appearances in all competitions. In La Liga alone, he scored 19 goals and had 12 assists in 22 matches. This achievement helped him lead the race “Scorer” and “King of assists” of the tournament.
Martinez, meanwhile, prioritizes joining Barcelona more than any other club. He also informed the leadé of Inter that he only wanted to move to the Camp Nou team. In addition, he also expressed his desire to play with Messi, a teammate in Argentina.
In this season, Lautaro Martinez has scored 16 goals and 4 assists for Inter after 31 appearances in all competitions. In Serie A alone, he scored 11 goals in 22 matches.