The mooted move by Lautaro Martinez to Barcelona looks set to be – if it happens – the biggest summer deal, and it attracts attention from all over.
It will be a serious operation to get the Serie A star to Camp Nou, especially in a summer like this. But there are so many positive noises coming out of both camps that it’s starting to look like it can be done.
Lionel Messi’s search for a new foil has been a long and expensive one, but it seems like they’ve found their man in the explosive Inter striker.
One person who knows both players well is Argentine coach Lionel Scaloni and he discussed the prospect of the partnership in quotes picked up by ESPN:
“That [Argentina team] wants. They’ve already played in national team together. The more games they play, the better for me as coach, and for the national team.”
“It is logical they want to play together, they get along well, they understand each other well,” said the former player at West Ham.