Barcelona target, Lautaro Martinez, ready to sign contract with Inter

Lautaro Martinez of Internazionale (Photo by Mattia Ozbot/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Lautaro Martinez of Internazionale (Photo by Mattia Ozbot/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

According to Daily Mail, Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan are reportedly going to offer a brand new contract to Lautaro Martinez which will have some lucrative new terms. The renewed terms will reportedly get rid of his 98 million release clause which is a very bold characteristic of his current contract, which has prevented many European giants like Barcelona from signing the striker.

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The Argentine was heavily linked to Ronald Koeman’s Barcelona even before the Dutchman’s arrival at the Nou Camp. He was a potential replacement for club legend Luis Suarez who was discarded by the former Everton coach.

Reports are surfacing again as the 23-year-old is still being linked with a move to Barcelona as the Spanish giants are still looking for a proper number 9. The Argentine was also extremely interested in joining the Catalans as he would get to link up with his national teammate and Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.

However, the latest rumors now state that Martinez will be offered a new deal which will see him earn almost 90,000 pounds per week at the San Siro. Inter Milan are interested in keeping the player for a longer period of time at Serie A and are not going to sell. The new contract will reportedly remove the 98 million release clause from his current deal as the ongoing pandemic already prevents other European giants from being able to trigger the release clause and buy the player easily.

As of now, it looks like Ronald Koeman and his team will have to move towards a new center forward for the replacement of Luis Suarez. Barcelona have many attackers but none of them are a proper number 9 target man. They can also move for names like Erling Haaland and Memphis Depay; or even Sergio Aguero who’s awaiting a new contract at Manchester City but will be a free agent in the summer if Pep Guardiola does not come up with a contract soon.

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