Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti is confident that Lautaro Martinez will stay with the Nerazzurri for ‘a long time’ in the middle of interest from Barcelona in signing him.
The Argentina international has actually been regularly linked with a move to the Camp Nou over the past year with the Blaugrana stated to be considering a long-lasting replacement for Luis Suarez.
The Spanish champions have yet to make an official method for the 22- year-old however it has actually just recently been declared that they have actually currently concurred individual terms with the forward.
In a current interview with Sky Italia (h/t Basic Sport), Zanetti stated that he is delighted over the club’s decision to sign the striker in 2018 after monitoring his efficiencies over an amount of time.
” I’m delighted to discuss Lautaro due to the fact that when we signed him in 2018 [from Racing Club], we had actually been following him for a long time. He was the most appealing player in Argentine football,” he stated.
He added that the Argentine appears ‘happy’ at the San Siro outfit and he hopes that the centre-forward will stay dedicated to the club for the long-lasting.
“Now he is a fixture at our club, in our national team. He is 22 years old. Seeing him training, he looks happy to me. I hope he stays a long time. He’s our patrimony,” he even more informed.
Martinez made the move to the Nerazzurri from Racing Club during the summer of 2018 and he had an average debut campaign, where he contributed simply 9 goals and one help from 35 games throughout all competitions.
He has actually certainly enhanced on those figures with 16 goals and 4 assists from 31 appearances this term and has actually shown the best foil for Romelu Lukaku, with whom he has actually begun in advance for the majority of the Serie A season.
Martinez currently has a ₤102 m buy- out provision on his existingcontract It will be fascinating to see whether the Nerazzurri can encourage the striker to sit tight next term while denying the advances from the Blaugrana.
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