Arrived at Inter in 2018, Lautaro Martinez quickly made a name for himself in Europe. After an interesting 2018-2019 season in the Milan jersey (35 appearances in all competitions, 9 goals, 1 assist), the Argentine striker exploded during the current exercise. In 31 games, the 22-year-old now finds his way to the net 16 times, also delivering 4 caviar.
With such performances, the former center-forward of Racing Club has therefore inevitably attracted the attention of the biggest European teams, starting with FC Barcelona. If the Catalan club still wants to recover Neymar, the priority for the summer transfer window 2020 is indeed called Lautaro Martinez. The Blaugranas are also looking for a solution to lower the rating of the player under contract with Inter until June 2023.
“There is only one way to get him away from Inter, it is to pay his clause”
On the side of the Spanish press, we hardly talk about that anymore and behind the scenes, Barça leaders are looking for the right players to include in the transaction to pay less, while the player’s release clause is € 111 million. But this Wednesday, the sports director of Inter Piero Ausilio wanted to take stock of this matter. Questioned by Sky Italia, the latter was quite clear about the future of the Argentine.
“Concerning Martinez, there is only one way to distance him from Inter, it is to pay his clause. (…) It is a clause which expires in the first days of July, therefore it will not last very long. And it is the only possibility that exists not to see Lautaro far from Inter today. At the moment, we are not discussing Lautaro with anyone. It is an important asset of the club, and then we do not forget that it still has three years of contract with Inter ”, first released the sports director.
But the leader of Inter did not stop there. Piero Ausilio also admitted that FC Barcelona was indeed there: “Many teams have contacted us to discuss the Lautaro subject. Among them, the most determined, with which we have friendly and cordial relations, is Barcelona. I do not hide it. And I know that Barcelona knows perfectly well what our intentions are. Inter have no plans to sell Lautaro Martinez. Then I repeat, there is a clause. ” The message is now out.