Barcelona is optimistic about signing their prized possession this summer
Barcelona is surprisingly optimistic about signing their prized possession this summer from Inter Milan as Josep Maria Bartomeu strongly believes that Lautaro Martinez will be a Blaugrana player next season.
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Martinez has been on the agenda of Barca for a very long time, however, after several failed attempts to sign the Argentine forward, it seemed like there was little to no hope for a possible move to the Camp Nou.
However, since the Inter striker’s release clause has reduced from 111 million euros to 90 million euros, the board believes that it is possible to sign the in-form striker.
Bartomeu’s plan to land Lautaro Martinez
” FC Barcelona does not give up or erase itself and we will contact Inter once the Champions League is over.”- Josep Maria Bartomeu on the possible signing of Martinez, reported by Eldes marque
Eldes marque reports that the Blaugrana have decided to raise funds for the Lautaro Martinez operation.
Barcelona’s new signing, Francisco Trincao has been linked with a move to Leicester City and several other clubs as well. Rumours state that the Catalan club is willing to offload their newest signing for 60 million euros despite just signing for the club.
If Trincao is to leave for 60 million euros, Barca will then focus on getting rid of Junior Firpo, Philippe Coutinho, Ivan Rakitic, and a few other players to raise sufficient money to sign Lautaro Martinez as he is available for just 90 million euros.
The Argentine will arrive as the heir to Luis Suarez who has been struggling with his form due to injuries and age. Martinez is 22-years-old and it is most likely that the player will sign a long-term contract with the Catalans. A five-year contract would do justice since the player would need time to adjust to the style of play at the Camp Nou before he hits the ground running.