Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta hopes that Barcelona will not offer the release fee for Lautaro Martinez.
“They don’t want to sell Lautaro. He is young, has his own potential and is a practical item for Conte. [But] Of course, there is a clause,” the Inter CEO told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I don’t know what Barcelona thinks, they might have alternatives too. I hope they are not paying for that clause.”
“It’s hard to speak about his future right now, but I’m telling him- stay focused on the present, there’s a season that’s going to resume, there’s goals to hit,” he said.
Nonetheless, he pledges to substitute the forward if he quits: “If Lautaro leaves, another top player will come in.”