Lionel Messi has heaped reward on Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez amid rising speculations linking him with a summer season transfer to Arsenal.
The Gunners are actively in search of a prolific marksman to interchange Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Barcelona in January after terminating his contract on the Emirates.
Along with the Gabonese ahead’s departure, Mikel Arteta might be going through a switch exodus in the summertime as Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are on the verge of exiting the membership on free transfers.
Each gamers have entered the ultimate few months of their contracts, and Arsenal have to this point been reluctant to supply them new offers regardless of setting Aubameyang free this winter.
Paul Merson has even urged the Gunners to run down Lacazette’s contract.
With Arteta staring on the prospect of shedding each of his talismanic strikers in a six-month span, the Premier League heavyweights are out there for a brand new star to guide the road subsequent season.
Martinez, who has gone from energy to energy since shifting to Serie A from Racing Membership in January 2018, reportedly options Edu’s wishlist near the highest.
The Argentine has drawn a bunch of high-profile enquires following his spectacular showings in Italy, with Arsenal on the entrance of the queue to take him away from Giuseppe Meazza.
Inter managed to fend off Barcelona’s makes an attempt to lure their talisman to Camp Nou final summer season, largely due to the Catalans’ monetary battle induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nonetheless, the reigning Serie A champions are coping with monetary troubles of their very own, they usually might have to contemplate promoting their prized asset to steadiness the books in the summertime.
In response to the Day by day Mirror, Inter can be prepared to sanction Martinez’s swap to Arsenal for round £77 million.
Messi has inspired the Gunners’ bid to signal the 24-year-old by describing his compatriot because the ‘full striker.’
What had Messi needed to say about Martinez?
“He’s spectacular. He has spectacular qualities. You can inform he was going to be an amazing participant and he’s exhibiting that,” the ex-Barcelona hero mentioned as relayed by the Day by day Mirror.
“He’s very robust, actually good one on one, scores lots of objectives and within the space he fights with anybody, holds it up, he can flip, scrap to win all of it on his personal. He has lots of high quality. He’s very full.”