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Lautaro Martinez almost joined Barcelona

Thu 06 May 2021 | 18:19

Inter’s superstar has talked about his offer from Barcelona which almost convinced him.

Inter’s

striker

Lautaro Martinez

admits that he almost joined

Barcelona

; he says that he even talked about the matter with Lionel Messi, but he decided to stay at Inter after all, and he is happy with his decision.

We can see the importance of the 23-year-old striker's decision now that he has won the Serie A with Inter and ended Juventus’ dominance in Italy’s football.

“I was truly very close to joining Barcelona and I even talked it over with Messi,”

the 23-year-old confessed to ESPN Argentina

.

“However, the Blaugrana had economic problems at that moment, so I decided to stay at Inter. It proved to be the right decision, especially as we then won the Scudetto.

“It’s just incredible to win the title at such an important club.”

Barcelona was not the only Spanish side interested in signing the Argentinian striker, as Real Madrid has tried to convince him too.

“Real Madrid did come for me twice when I was in the Racing youth team, but I wanted to make my name in Argentinean football first and only made the move to Europe when I was ready.

“I do dream one day of returning to Racing. The fans are just as ‘crazy’ and passionate as the Inter ones.”


source: SportMob