Barcelona ‘willing to pay £100m release clause’ for Inter striker Lautaro Martinez after impressing for Argentina in Copa America
- Barcelona are reportedly ready to pay Lautaro Martinez’s £100m release clause
- The 21-year-old joined Inter Milan from Racing Club in a £12m deal last summer
- He went on to make 35 appearances for Inter and impressed at Copa America
- Martinez’s agent, Alberto Yaque, insists nobody has been in contact as of yet
Barcelona are reportedly ready to break the bank to sign Inter Milan starlet Lautaro Martinez.
The Argentina international has had an impressive Copa America so far and has guided his nation to the semi-finals, where they will face Brazil on Wednesday.
His performances have now caught the attention of the Catalan giants, who are preparing to pay his £100million release cause to bring him to the Nou Camp this summer, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Barcelona are interested in signing Inter Milan starlet Lautaro Martinez this summer
The Italian news outlet claim that Martinez’s relationship with Lionel Messi for Argentina could also prove to be a big factor in a move for Barcelona.
While reports suggest the Spanish champions are ready to make a move, Martinez’s agent, Alberto Yaque, has insisted that there has been no contact as of yet.
Yaque told Passione Inter: ‘I heard the rumours about Barcelona because the truth is nobody has spoken to us.
Since arriving at Inter last summer, the 21-year-old has scored nine goals in 35 appearances
Martinez (right) has also enjoyed playing alongside Barca and Argentina skipper Lionel Messi
‘It’s only rumours at this stage. I have no idea how Inter would react, you’d need to ask them. If he’s happy in Milan? That’s something only he can say.’
‘Lautaro is happy at Inter but he wants to play and that’s logical,’ added Yaque when speaking to Fox Sports.
Martinez completed his £12m move to Inter from Racing Club last summer and has since gone on to score nine times in 35 appearances.