Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez’s exit rumours have cropped up again recently, with the club not ruling out his sale to ease their financial difficulties.
Arsenal are reportedly willing to splash the cash on Martinez, while Chelsea and Manchester United are also keeping tabs on his situation.
Martinez has had a fluctuating campaign. He received plenty of stick for his mediocre performances at the 2022 World Cup despite Argentina being crowned the champions.
However, he has revived his form since the turn of the year, embarking on an impressive goalscoring run. The striker has netted eight times in the last 11 appearances across all competitions.
The Argentine’s red-hot form has put his suitors on high alert, and they are looking to prise him away from Inter, where he has a contract until 2026.
However, Martinez’s agent Alejandro Camano has brushed away the speculation, affirming that his client is committed to the Nerazzurri and not considering an exit.
“Lautaro is a very serious professional, he’s a leader, and he feels devoted to the Inter cause every day, even just in his everyday life, “ Camano told Calciomercato (h/t Sempreinter).
“He has a contract with Inter that still has several years left to run on it, and he doesn’t just play for results and to win trophies – he wants to give something to the team.
“Whether Inter win the Scudetto or not, play in the Champions League or not, his feelings don’t change.
“I repeat, he still has a long contract here – there’s no chance that he’ll leave.”
Camano’s comments – albeit not for the first time – signify how much pride Martinez holds in representing the Nerazzurri.
Inter recently suffered a dismal defeat against Bologna in Serie A, and Martinez publicly hit out at the performance, demanding his side raise the bar. Those comments further manifested his leadership status in the team.
Being the second top scorer in Serie A, Martinez will be key to Inter’s chances of finishing inside the top four and progressing in the Champions League.
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