Martinez should prefer Inter to Barca, says Capello

Tue 28 April 2020 | 0:45

Fabio Capello says Lautaro Martinez should ignore Spanish giants Barcelona and stay at Inter.

According to Fabio Capello, Lautaro Martinez will only serve as a sub if he chooses to move to the club, therefore he shoud remain at Inter.

Barca are actually looking for a long-term replacement for veteran forward, Luis Suarez, with Martinez now becoming their primary target serving that purpose.

Other giants, however, like Real Madrid and Manchester City have also shown interest in Martinez, who had scored 16 goals in his 31 appearances before the football in Europe came to a halt due to coronavirus pandemic.

Despite interests shown in Martinez, former Madrid, Milan and Juventus head coach, Capello, advised him to remain at Inter.

"If it were me I'd stay at Inter," Capello told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"At Barcelona he'd be a substitute."

Martinez has a €111million release clause and Inter are unwilling to accept anything less amid Barca's reported interest.

But the COVID-19 crisis, which has wreaked havoc across the world, is set to impact football finances and the transfer market.

"The market will be revolutionised," Capello added. "Absurd numbers had been seen, but now we'll return to a more reasonable level.

"It seems to me that the only team in Spain who won't be destroyed by the pandemic are Real Madrid.

"Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are going to suffer a lot."

source: SportMob