Lautaro Martinez’s agent speaks about the client’s possibility of playing alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona.
Lautaro Martinez’s agent has asked Lionel Messi to join his client’s compatriot at Inter Milan because of the extensive talks about the striker joining Barcelona.
The Nerazzurri striker impressed with Argentina in the Copa America, enlisting other sides to show interest on him. Additionally, Mauro Icardi’s slanting departure stance has handed Lautaro to spend more time on the pitch at San Siro. In the last four months at Inter, the Argentine managed to start nine league games alone.
Beto Yaque, Martinez’s representative, has confirmed Barcelona’s interest in his client, but the striker is eager to work under Antonio Conte this season.
“He can’t wait to start with [new Inter head coach Antonio] Conte,” Yaque told FC Inter News. “Messi’s words? Being praised by the best in the world is beautiful and very satisfying.
“Lautaro was extremely happy. These words gave him contentment and the desire to work even harder to improve, learn new details and aim to achieve the goals he set himself one day.
“Lautaro only thinks about Inter. He is happy at Inter and dreams big. Conte called him to tell him how to work, that he relies on him and that he is very happy to have him on the team.
“It is true that there is interest on the part of the Blaugrana for Martinez. None of the Spanish clubs has contacted us officially. They are rumours that somehow we know to be truthful. But I repeat: Lautaro remains in Milan.
“Let’s close it with a joke: if Messi wants to play with Martinez, then he goes to Inter. Let’s hope. It would be great for the Nerazzurri if that happened!” added Yaque.
Inter Milan are linked with Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku and Roma’s Edin Dzeko. The strikers have also expressed interest in joining the Nerazzurri, but Beto Yaque believes that Lautaro Martinez will be benefitted by that move because of the intense competition for a spot in the eleven.
“What changes if Lukaku and Dzeko arrive? I believe that there must always be healthy competition,” Yaque added.
“Nowhere in the world does anyone have the place bought or insured. I know perfectly well that Inter can negotiate huge level strikers, but I believe blindly in Lautaro’s qualities and in what he can give.”
Inter Milan confirmed the signing of Nicolo Barella from Cagliari. They are also striving to sign a striker in this window.
Here’s how Twitter has reacted..
🗣️ Lautaro Martinez’s agent, Beto Yaque, on Barcelona rumours:
“Lautaro is staying at Inter. Let’s just put it this way: if Messi wants to play with Martinez, then he can come to Inter.” pic.twitter.com/N469th03wu
— Goal (@goal) July 13, 2019
“Talk of Barcelona’s interest is true” 😯
Could the Inter striker be set to join up with his Argentina teammate Lionel Messi at Camp Nou? 🔵🔴https://t.co/NigJdnJtym
— Goal News (@GoalNews) July 12, 2019
🗣 Alberto Yaqué (Lautaro Martinez agent) “Lautaro Martinez will not leave Inter and he can’t wait to start work with Conte. Lautaro is thinking only of Inter. If Messi wants to play with Martinez, then he can come to Inter.” [fcinternews]
— FC Barcelona Fl 🏆 (@FCBarcelonaFl) July 13, 2019
Barcelona have wrapped up a €120 million deal for Antoine Griezmann. Henceforth, a deal for Lautaro Martinez would be a distant dream.