Arsenal linked with shock Lautaro Martinez move

The upcoming summer will see Arsenal improving their attacking department.

It’s claimed by British media that Arsenal are linked with shock Lautaro Martinez move.

The 24-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

Inter Milan spent 25 million euros to sign the Argentina international from Racing Club in the summer of 2018. He has four years left on his current contract which expires in 2026.

The striker banged in 16 goals and provided 2 assists in 39 matches for Inter this season across all fronts showcasing just how influential he has been in the final third.

Lautaro Martinez
Lautaro Martinez

The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Argentina. His record for Argentina is also impressive. Martinez has scored 19 goals in 37 matches for Argentina at senior level.

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Arsenal.

By the club’s own admission, Inter striker Lautaro Martinez is Arsenal’s number one transfer target.

The report claims that Arsenal manager has extensively scouted Martinez and is considering a move for the striker.

Mikel Arteta will reportedly be handed a huge transfer kitty this summer and the Inter striker is thought to be among the manager’s priorities.

Arsenal
Arsenal

The former Racing Club man is a traditional number nine, having all types of finishes in his locker. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Mikel Arteta’s side.

According to the report, “Arsenal have made contact with Lautaro Martinez’s agent regarding a summer move. The Gunners are adamant about securing a top class forward in the summer. Arsenal have already lost Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are out of contract in the summer. According to Calciomercato, 24-year-old Martinez is a key target for the Gunners. Even though the Argentine has a long-term contract with Inter, Arsenal are speaking to his agents about a possible move in the summer window. There are suggestions that if Inter secure Paolo Dybala on a free transfer from Juventus, they would cash in on Martinez to balance their books.”

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The Gunners will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Martinez to join the club.

If Arsenal can agree on a fee with Inter, the deal should be easy to complete.

Good signing for Arsenal?

Nevertheless, Martinez stands as an excellent option for Arsenal.

A striker of Lautaro Martinez’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Arsenal squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Arteta’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his attacking department.

Arsenal fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

It will be interesting to see whether Arsenal will make their move during the summer transfer window.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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