Inter Milan’s Technical Director, Beppe Marotta admitted that he had no plans to sell Lautaro Martinez in the transfer market next summer. However, that does not mean the club closed its doors for Barcelona.
Lautaro Martinez performed impressively this season, he managed to score 16 goals from 31 appearances in all competitions with Inter Milan before the competition was suspended due to the coronavirus.
With statistics like that, it’s natural to hear of interest from the Spanish La Liga giant, Barcelona.
Moreover, the former Racing Club player is considered as one of the vital players in the slick performance shown by Inter Milan since the beginning of this season. Beppe Marotta himself believes that the slick performance of the Argentinean cannot be separated from the contribution of manager Antonio Conte.
“We want to strengthen the team structure, where Lautaro is an important element. He is young, very sharp, and talented. He has proven that he is a true champion,”
“Thanks to Antonio Conte’s hard work, Lautaro has proven himself to be a great football player with high skills. Now it’s clear he hasn’t reached the top of his game and he can still grow with us.” Marotta said quoted from Sky Sports.
Barca claimed to have prepared plans to recruit Lautaro Martinez in the transfer market next summer. It’s just that until now Inter Milan have not really received a serious offer from the Catalan Giant.
Although Inter did not really want to sell Lautaro Martinez, Beppe Marotta hinted that the club was still waiting for an offer from Barcelona.
“Inter don’t want to sell, we want to buy top players like the big clubs do. There is a clause that ends on 7 July,”
“We’ll see what Barcelona will do and we’ll see what Lautaro wants. The most important thing right now is its focus and readiness to contribute to satisfy all parties, “continued Marotta.
Reportedly, Inter Milan are only willing to release Lautaro Martinez with a tag of 110 million Euros. Barcelona are believed to be unable to pay that much after their financial conditions are in chaos after the Covid-19 pandemic.