La Liga Giants Barcelona and Italian outfit Inter Milan are in talks over the possible transfer of Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez this summer
Barcelona and Inter Milan are negotiating for a long time now. The Catalunya outfit is trying hard to get hold of Lautaro Martinez. Marca confirms the interests of the Spanish Giants. Hence, rumor mills are running on high regarding Inter’s most valuable possession. Martinez is one of the top priorities for Barcelona this summer.
Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has utilized Lautaro in his position well. Martinez paired up with Lukaku this season providing Inter with a formidable attack.
He has assisted twice and helped in playmaking dropping from his position. The 22-year-old scored 6 goals for his side this season which is average. The Italian media blames his poor form due to the transfer rumors.
Barcelona has had two possible failed bids for Lautaro Martinez. The youngster has a price tag of about 110 million euros. The coronavirus pandemic has affected top clubs economically. Hence, most clubs are avoiding to buy players in cash. They are either trying to exchange players in return for their transfer targets.
Barca tried one such swap deal move for Lautaro Martinez. Realizing Inter’s former interests on Vidal, the club put him in the bid plus cash. Surprisingly the cash amount required was still quite high with Vidal’s low market value.
Inter asked Barcelona to pay up to 90 million euros plus Arturo Vidal. The club was quite desperate to bring in Lautaro such that Griezmann was also provided on loan.
Who is Lautaro’s world-class replacement for Barcelona?
Spending big money for an underperforming player is highly questionable. Conte may have utilized him but Setien might not. There looms a subtle uncertainty. Also, the fact that Barcelona has ample attackers in their squad. The addition of Lautaro will lead to Fati’s demotion from regular first-team football.
It looks like the Blaugrana are replacing their target with a cheap option. Edison Cavani is set to leave Paris Saint Germain as a legend. He is a player of high caliber and extensive instincts for goal.
The Uruguayan has had a successful career in his previous clubs like PSG and Napoli. The Barcelona board is eager to sign Cavani for free. As per Sport, the board is trying to avoid splashing a huge amount on Lautaro Martinez.
This is a wise move in terms of spending money in the transfer window. However, logically it may clash upon the structure of the club. Barcelona is already struggling with an aging striker. Bringing in another will cause much more casualty. Physical fitness is an issue for Luis Suarez and shows why it is important to sign young players.