Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has been phenomenal this season. The player has proven himself as one of the best talents in Europe right now. His performance has invited the attention of top clubs like Barcelona.
In order to ward off Barcelona’s potential threat, Inter Milan are planning to extend the player’s contract. The 22-year-old has been consistent throughout the season and has become a regular starter alongside Romelu Lukaku. According to a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter Milan have met with Martinez’s representatives to convince the player to renew his contract. His current deal runs until 2023, while his current release cause is €111 million which is expected to be raised to €200 million. He earns €2 million a year and Inter are planning to double it. Inter Milan have emerged as tough competitors in Serie A since the arrival of Antonio Conte.
Inter Milan were defeated by Barcelona at San Siro on Matchday 6 thanks to goals from Carles Perez and Ansu Fati. Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku scored just before half time against Barcelona to equalise for his side. Barcelona were earlier leading with a 23rd-minute strike from Carles Perez. Inter were in need of a victory against Barcelona to qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League. However, Ansu Fati scored in the final minutes of the match.
Lautaro Martinez has scored a total of 13 goals, while assisting thrice in 21 games across all competitions. His team currently lead the Serie A with a two-point advantage over second-placed Juventus. They will play their next game against Fiorentina on Sunday, December 15, 2019.