According to Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni, Lautaro Martinez should win his place at Barcelona on the off chance that he leaves Inter.
Following his endeavors in Italy, Martinez was tipped to swap Serie A side Inter for La Liga champions Barca in the slow time of year.
The Argentina international forward scored 16 goals in 31 matches in all rivalries before the coronavirus pandemic halted the 2019-20 season.
Martinez has been hailed as an ideal replacement for Luis Suarez, who turned 33-year-old in January because of his performances in Serie A.
The international team-mate of Martinez, Lionel Messi, praised the youthful striker, although the Barca symbol demanded that he was not aware of any negotiations between his club and Inter.
Martinez ‘s international team-mate, Lionel Messi, praised the youthful striker, however, the Barca symbol demanded that he was not aware of any talks between his club and Inter.
Carlos Pablo, leader of the previous Liniers de Bahia Blanca club of the Argentine striker, demanded that the deal was about to be done, however, he said that the move of Martinez from Inter to Barcelona was “practically closed.”
Amidst the transfer speculation, Scaloni was asked about the fate of Martinez and the Argentine supervisor said to Radio La Red: “If Lautaro goes to Barcelona, I think the coach will search for a way to kick him off, he’ll have to sacrifice and earn his place.”
Scaloni feels it won’t be easy to take Lautaro out of Inter and he’d like Lautaro Martinez to play, to have progression.
In 2018 Martinez swapped Racing Club for Inter and immediately established himself as one of the most looked for after forwards in European football, shaping a solid partnership for the Italian side this season with Romelu Lukaku.
He’s scored a total of 25 goals since joining Inter from Racing Club, with the Italian side currently sitting second behind Juventus in Serie A.