Barcelona has continued to be linked with young Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez since the beginning of the season. So what did the giant Catalan manager say about the player’s transfer potential?
It is undeniable that the 22-year-old has performed brilliantly with Inter Milan since the beginning of this season. The departure of Mauro Icardi last summer made the Argentine the mainstay of the Nerazzurri up front.
Under the direction of manager Antonio Conte, Lautaro Martinez is a brilliant player, from 31 appearances in all competitions this season, he has scored 16 goals. No wonder if in the end, the Argentine becomes the target of Barcelona.
Especially on the one hand, Barcelona is currently targeting a brand-new striker to replace Luis Suarez. The Uruguay striker has aged, and lately he is often hit by injuries. Lautaro Martinez is considered an ideal successor.
The 22-year-old player was believed to be joining Barcelona in the winter of January 2020 yesterday. However, in the end he stayed at Inter Milan. However, he is believed to be still joining Barca next summer.
Talking about the transfer speculation that often became the talk of European media lately, coach Quique Setien spoke up. The former Real Betis coach is not optimistic, nor is he pessimistic, he is only reluctant to hallucinate.
Moreover, in the midst of the attacking Coronavirus pandemic, the club’s financial strength could weaken.
“We’re talking about transfers. However, this pandemic will affect many things. The economic situation in the clubs will be difficult. ”
“I am neither pessimistic nor optimistic about Lautaro. I like it, I like great players, but I don’t want to have illusions. Setien said to Onda Cero, as quoted by Goal International.
Spanish La Liga itself is indeed being suspended at this time, starting from mid-March. Naturally, the Corona Virus pandemic is indeed increasingly worrying, in the State of Matador there are already more than 20 thousand lives lost because of this virus.
Setien personally wants the competition to continue, but with guarantees there are no problems.
“We all want the competition to be resolved even though it must be held closed. However, I want to guarantee that there will be no problems later. ” He said.