It’s thought that it would take a fee in excess of €90m (£77m) to secure his signature and that’s before agreeing on terms with the player, who seems more than happy to remain at the San Siro heading into the 2022/23 campaign.
Inter are close to signing Paulo Dybala on a free and also Romelu Lukaku could return to the club from Chelsea, whilst it’s believed Spurs will ‘do the impossible’ to sign him this summer.
If the Lilywhites can indeed do the unthinkable with Martinez, then you’d imagine that manager Antonio Conte would be a very happy man indeed, given his past work with the Argentina striker.
He has since continued that electric form, bagging 21 goals in 35 league appearances last term for Simeone Inzaghi, so it’s no wonder the Spurs boss has kept an invested interest in his career since.
The need for a new striker at Hotspur Way is certainly one of the priorities, whether that’s to provide cover for Harry Kane or to partner him, it doesn’t matter. Conte has often deployed two up-top systems and with the club in the Champions League next season, strength in depth will be paramount to their chances of contending on all fronts.
Martinez certainly fits the bill.
Described as a “machine” by reporter Roberto Rojas and a “special talent” by verified journalist Joshua Jones, the £67.5m-rated Inter star has been likened to both Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich as well as Liverpool’s Diogo Jota (FBRef).
Two very different types of player and that only goes to show why Martinez is a great fit, one capable of playing any role required up front.
He would surely be one of Conte’s dream signings this summer, though the Spurs hierarchy – namely sporting director Fabio Paratici and chairman Daniel Levy – will need to smash the £55m spent on Tanguy Ndombele.
A risk worth taking, that’s for sure.
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