Quique Setien speaks on Barcelona’s chances of signing Lautaro Martinez


Barcelona manager Quique Setien is uncertain whether the club can land the signature of Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan amidst the unpredictability of the nature of the transfer market.

The Argentina international has actually been regularly linked with a move to the Blaugrana this year and he has actually just recently been backed by his agent to sign up with the Spanish champions.

Still, the Blaugrana will need to activate the ₤102 m release stipulation in the striker’s contract, offered the Nerazzurri hesitate to accept a player- plus-cash offer to lower the price.

In a current interview with Onda Cero (h/tGoal com), Setien was requested an upgrade on the club’s interest in Martinez, to which he stated: “We discuss transfers, however this pandemic is going to condition numerous things.

“The situation of the clubs will be economically complicated. I am not pessimistic or optimistic with Lautaro. I like how I like great footballers, but I have no illusions with any.”

Football throughout Europe (disallowing Belarus) has actually been suspended due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has actually hindered a number of clubs on the financial element.

The Blaugrana might not be impacted dramatically by the situation however they might still need to recover funds through player sales prior to making the official move for Martinez’s services.

The Argentine is currently in his second campaign with the Nerazzurri and he has actually remained in excellent form, having actually signed up 17 goals and 4 assists for the club throughout all competitions.

The Catalan giants have actually had Luis Suarez as their main striker over the past 6 years however there is the need for a quality rival with the Uruguayan fighting with injuries given that the start of the previous season.

Statistics from Transfermarkt.com

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