Man United told Barcelona are favourites to land Lautaro Martinez – ESPN

Inter standout

Lautaro Martinez joined Inter Milan in the summer of 2018.

Inter are believed to have paid around £22.5m for the Argentine’s services.

Since making the switch to Italy, Martinez has racked up 62 appearances for the Serie A outfit.

The 2019/20 campaign has been particularly fruitful for the 22-year-old centre-forward.

In 27 outings across all competitions for the Nerazzurri this term, Martinez has found the back of the net on 16 occasions, and he has also provided four assists.

Martinez has also been impressive for Argentina since making his senior debut in 2018, scoring nine in 18 appearances.

 

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Martinez prefers Barcelona move

Rather unsurprisingly, given his current form and potential, the Inter Milan hitman looks to be garnering attention from some top European clubs.

Premier League outfit Manchester United were linked with a move for Martinez earlier in the season.

The Red Devils have since brought in Odion Ighalo, but he isn’t really a striker you would associate with a club like United.

The former Watford man is also only at Old Trafford on loan until the end of the current campaign.

So, in the summer, you would assume that Man United will be once again in the market for a forward.

ESPN have claimed, on Thursday, that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to add at least one striker to his squad during the summer, with Martinez emerging as a top target.

However, it doesn’t sound as though the Man United faithful should get their hopes up, as the same report from ESPN claims:

‘United have been told that Barcelona are favourites to land Martinez at the end of the season due to the forward’s preference for a move to the Camp Nou in order to play alongside international teammate Messi at club level.’

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