- Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni has recently been moved to speak about Inter star Lautaro Martinez’s growth if he plays alongside countryman Lionel Messi amid transfer links.
Barcelona has reported interest in Inter Milan striker, Lautaro, who has remained a consistent figure in Antonio Conte’s improving team
Lautaro has a great performance history as both a striker and a number 10. Before the 2019-20 season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, he had scored 16 goals in 31 matches across all competitions
The 22-year-old has been a fine goalscorer for Inter and Scaloni discusses the player’s unlimited potential.
“If he plays with Messi he is better, no doubt. Beyond that later he will have to fight for the position as he did in Inter,” Scaloni said.
“We have to be calm. If he changes clubs, maybe he does not have to be the undisputed starter, and it will not affect us, as long as he has a number of minutes that allows him to be in force.
“He has a huge future but still has a lot to give.” He added.
Former Inter president Massimo and the club will battle to keep him in Italy but if he is set to leave, they will not spot his decision.
“You can’t hold someone who has the idea of being somewhere else. That would put him in a position to remain involuntarily or, in any case with a different impulse, in the same place.” Said Moratti.
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio stated that Lautaro has €111 million ($124m release clause attached to his contract.
“As far as Martinez is concerned, there is only one way that he will leave Inter and that is by paying his clause,” Ausilio said
“A clause that everyone knows – there is no point in hiding – is demanding, because it has both deadlines and commitments that must be kept very precise.” He affirmed.
“It is a clause that expires in the early part of July so it won’t last for a long time. And it is the only possibility that exists to take Lautaro away from Inter today.” He added.