Liverpool may choose to act on their reported interest in Inter striker Lautaro Martinez after the latest comments from his agent.
What’s the story?
The 23-year-old’s agent has recently confirmed that his client has rejected the offer of a new contract from the reigning Serie A champions.
In an interview with Spanish outlet Sport, Alejandro Camano claims his client has chosen not to renew his contract with Inter, leaving the door open to a summer exit.
Liverpool must swoop
Liverpool have been linked with a move for Martinez in recent weeks as Jurgen Klopp aims to bolster his options at the top end of the pitch over the coming months.
Underwhelming campaigns from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have left the enigmatic German manager searching for attacking reinforcements, and this latest update may help him secure one of his top targets.
“Inter have offered us a new contract, but for now, we’re fine as we are,” Camano said, before flirting with the idea of moving Martinez to La Liga giants Barcelona.
“We are very calm, we have to resolve the Inter situation first, but, of course, he would like to join Barcelona. Who would not like to play for Barcelona? It is one of the biggest clubs in the world.”
Some reports have previously suggested that the Nerazzurri would demand £75 million for the prolific forward. However, his agent alleged that the true fee may be significantly lower.
“90 million euros (£75m) is exaggerated. Everyone has a price.”
Therefore, Liverpool must swoop for the prolific forward before the Catalan giants financially recover enough to be able to afford the Inter man.
In just three years in Milan, Martinez has bagged 49 goals and provided 20 assists in 132 appearances, showcasing his top-class ability.
His arrival at Anfield could propel the Reds back to the summit of English football and director of football, Michael Edwards must do everything in his power to secure the diminutive star ahead of Liverpool’s continental rivals as he looks like the ideal player to potentially replace Firmino up front for Klopp’s side.