There has been numerous strikers linked with Barcelona in past few months.
The reports in Italy suggested that Barcelona are interested in Lautaro Martinez.
The Argentina international only joined Inter from Racing Club in 2018 for 14 million euros and his contract runs to June 2023.
Lautaro Martinez has scored three goals and assisted one more across all competitions this season.
The 22-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Argentina.
The Argentina international has impressed in Serie A this season and is starting to attract the interest of bigger clubs.
Ernesto Valverde has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe. He is a long term admirer of Martinez and believes he can get the most out of the Argentina international.
The Argentina international provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker.
According to Football Italia, “Barcelona’s interest in Lautaro Martinez means the €111m release clause is no longer a safety net for Inter, claim reports. The 22-year-old Argentine is increasingly mentioned as a candidate for the Blaugrana, recommended by Lionel Messi. He scored within two minutes at Camp Nou in their recent Champions League encounter, while he now has nine goals in 14 senior caps for his country. According to Tuttosport, considering the general cost of talented forwards in Europe now, his €111m release clause might be seen as a bargain. Inter are concerned and starting negotiations for a new contract that would significantly raise or even remove the clause.”
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It would take a huge offer from Barcelona to prise the 22-year-old striker from Inter.
Stylistically, Martinez would be a great fit in Barcelona.
How strong that interest is and whether Barcelona will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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