There’s a “big chance” Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez joins Barcelona this summer, according to one of the 22-year-old’s agents, Sergio Zarate.
Martinez, who has scored 16 goals throughout all competitions this season, is reportedly the Catalan’s top target this summer. And the La Liga giants are prepared to meet his $124 million release clause, as they attempt to find the long-term replacement for Luis Suarez.
There’s a very big chance Lautaro goes to Barca,” Zarate, once a player in Liga MX, told Fox Sports Mexico. “He is a fantastic player. Tremendous, he has no ceiling.
¡Lautaro Martínez está cerca del Barcelona, dijo Sergio "Ratón" Zárate (representante) en @UpalabraMX!
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When it was suggested to the longtime Nexaca striker, older brother of Boca Juniors forward Mauro Zarate, that Martinez should rather join Real Madrid than Barcelona, he replied: “You know that it’s them who will have their say. The one who decides is the player. With Leo (Messi) there, I believe there is a bigger chance that he will want to go to the side of the greatest of them all (Messi).”
Martinez joined Inter Milan from Racing in 2018 for $27 million, scoring 25 goals in 66 appearances since.