Lautaro Martinez will almost definitely move to Barcelona, in the biggest summer deal of the season.
This will unite Martinez with fellow Argentinian Lionel Messi at Barcelona.
One person who knows both players well is Argentine coach Lionel Scaloni and he discussed the prospect of the partnership in quotes picked up by ESPN. “It is logical they want to play together, they get along well, they understand each other well,” said the former player at West Ham.
Messi’s search for a new foil has been a long and expensive one, but it seems like they’ve found their man in the explosive Inter striker:
“That [Argentina team] wants. They’ve already played in national team together. The more games they play, the better for me as coach, and for the national team.”
It is a serious operation to get the Serie A star to Camp Nou, especially in a summer like this. However, there are many positive noises coming out of both camps which imply that it will indeed happen.