Recruiting Lautaro Martinez, Barcelona is ready to sell 5 players

Barcelona is ready to provide five players for Inter Milan including Arthur and Arturo Vidal to the Serie A club to agree to sell striker Lautaro Martinez when the Argentine is being pursued by the big guys.

Midfielder Arthur Melo is one of the first names 

According to Dailymail, Barcelona is ready to provide up to five players to ensure the signing of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez. The Catalan giant is looking to offload some stars to reduce its huge payroll, especially during the current economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the Daily Mail, Barca is in an economic crisis, so it is difficult to have at least 100 million euros to recruit Martinez. Therefore, the Camp Nou team decided to change the transfer form by exchanging 5 players for Inter Milan.

Arthur, Arturo Vidal, Carles Alena, Nelson Semedo and Jean-Clair Tobido are five names Inter received if they agreed to let Martinez join Barca. According to Transfermarkt, he is priced at 80 million euros. Terms of the release of contracts between Martinez and Inter at 113 million euros.

 Lautaro Martinez scored 16 goals for Inter in the 2019/20 season.
 Lautaro Martinez scored 16 goals for Inter in the 2019/20 season.

Midfielder Arthur is valued at 70 million euros at the age of 23. Arthur is one of the outstanding midfielders of Brazilian football today, but not suitable for Barca’s play.

Barca is ready to let Arthur go since Frenkie de Jong has appeared. Meanwhile, Vidal and Semedo are worth 14 million euros and 40 million euros, respectively.

If the deal is successful, Barca solves two problems

Recruit Martinez and push the invalid players to leave the Camp Nou. Inter also has what he needs when owning Arthur and Vidal to increase the depth for the middle line.

Martinez has been targeted by Barca for the past year. Under the influence of Lionel Messi, the Barca leadership is determined to recruit one of the best players in Serie A today. Luis Suarez, 33, has begun to show signs of slipping due to injury, so Barca urgently needs to recruit Martinez to lead the line with Messi.

To “double-target an arrow”, Barcelona will provide Inter Milan with five valuable players such as Arturo Vidal, Arthur Melo, Jean-Clair Tobido, Carles Alena and Nelson Semedo in exchange for Martinez.

Striker Lautaro Martinez is Barcelona's number 1 target to replace striker Luis Suarez
Striker Lautaro Martinez is Barcelona’s number 1 target to replace striker Luis Suarez

Barca has been targeting striker Lautaro Martinez in recent months 

Barca has been targeting striker Martinez in recent months as the club identified the Argentine as a striker who could replace Luis Suarez, and was also a good player with Lionel Messi when both were on the national team. Argentina.

Recent sources also indicate that the Argentine striker has agreed a contract to join the Nou Camp but Barcelona must still negotiate with the San Siro team.

Inter meanwhile indicated they were interested in a cash deal and were willing to refuse if they failed to meet their £ 103 million release clause for Lautaro Martinez.

Vidal and Arthur are among the five players that Barcelona want to ask Inter to exchange for Martinez
Vidal and Arthur are among the five players that Barcelona want to ask Inter to exchange for Martinez

Barcelona is hoping that the value of their five players can tempt Inter to accept, as coach Antonio Conte has shown an interest in bringing Vidal to the club during the winter transfer window last winter. While Arturo Vidal, Arthur and Semedo were first-team players, Tobido and Carles Alena weren’t when they couldn’t compete and were loaned out.

In addition to these five players, it is likely that many other stars will also have to leave the Nou Camp this summer, such as Antoine Griezmann, Ivan Rakitic, Philippe Coutinho, Samuel Umtiti and Martin Braithwaite.
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