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Lautaro Martinez plans to extend stay at Inter amid Barcelona links

Sat 27 February 2021 | 10:22

Despite Barcelona’s attempts to sign the Argentine as Luis Suarez’s replacement, it seems that Martinez is going to sign a new deal with Inter.

Inter

star,

Lautaro Martinez

, plans to extend his stay in Milan after refusing to join the

La Liga

giants,

Barcelona

.

The Argentine, who was expected to replace

Luis Suarez

at Camp Nou after the latter joined

Atletico Madrid

, told

Gazzetta dello Sport

:

“It’s true, I was in negotiations with Barcelona.”

“I was clear with [Antonio] Conte, I told him: 'I am only thinking about Inter, this is not going to affect me'.”

“However, it all belongs in the past. I am going to sign a contract extension with Inter.”

“I don’t know when there will be an official announcement. Meanwhile, I play. My future is here, I see myself in Milan for a long time. I like everything about this city. The food, the fans, the team. I only have positive feelings.”

Since his move to Inter in 2018, Martinez has been able to score 21 goals in 49 games and he still continues to add into this tally by having already scored 15 goals in 33 games this season.

The 23-year-old has also been able to form a powerful attacking partnership with teammate,

Romelu Lukaku

, which recently helped them defeat

AC Milan

and get closer to achieving the 2020-21 Serie A title.


source: SportMob