Barcelona head coach, Quique Setien opined his admiration for Inter Milan attacker, Lautaro Martinez, who is heavily linked with a move to the Catalan club.
Speaking in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Setien spoke highly of the Argentine player whom he described as a “great and important player”.
He [Lautaro Martinez] is an important player, a great player, and of course, Barcelona are always interested in great players.
Setien also claimed that the euphoria of having to play alongside Lionel Messi provides an advantage, with lots of players relishing the opportunity. This he said, whilst trying to also play down the rumours linking Martinez to the Laliga leaders.
For many players, the opportunity to play with Messi is a huge incentive. But nowadays, without football, different names (rumours) come out every day.
Lautaro Martinez won’t be allowed to leave the Seria-A side if his 111 million euros release clause is not activated. And it remains to be seen if Barcelona will be willing to shell out such amounts considering the financial constraints that have hit football clubs, due to coronavirus pandemic.