Manchester City are considering a swoop for Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez, according to Sky Sports.
The 22-year-old striker has long been on the radar of Barcelona, who are looking for a long-term successor for Luis Suarez. Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu recently confirmed that talks between the Catalan side and Inter had indeed been held, but he also revealed that their plans to sign Lautaro have, for the time being, been shelved.
Meanwhile, a similar need arose at the Etihad, and after losing the Premier League title convincingly to Liverpool, City are expected to heavily invest in their team again to address several glaring issues. One of those are the ageing feet of Sergio Aguero, who has been the team’s main attacking threat for a very long time. The 32-year-old has now entered the final 12 months of his contract and he is not expected to sign a new one, meaning he will probably leave the club either this summer for a fee or the next one as a free agent.
Following their clearance from UEFA’s two-year European ban, City are now in a better position than Barcelona when it comes to the possibility of activating Lautaro’s reported €111 million release clause.
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