Blaugrana are at risk of losing Lautaro Martinez to rivals Real Madrid or Man United due to delays in agreeing on a deal for the Inter Milan striker. Argentina international’s desire to move to the Catalan giants and team up with international teammate and icon Lionel Messi, but Barcelona are facing a struggle to finance a move for the star.
It’s added that Lautaro’s release clause stands at a staggering €111m, with Blaugrana only expected to seal a move if they negotiate a player-plus-cash deal. La Liga powerhouses will have lost a whopping €150m in income by the end of the month as a result of the covid pandemic, with footballers now being asked to take another pay cut.
It’s suggested that the La Liga giants will only have an opportunity of signing Martinez if they agree on this with their squad, however, this is problematic as a marquee signing like this could cause unrest.
Los Blancos are now keeping tabs on the situation, with Red Devils also in a position to hijack Barcelona’s move after holding negotiations with the 22-year-old centre-forward’s agent a few weeks ago.
Red Devils have extended Odion Ighalo’s loan deal, the club are keen on signing a young-centre-forward that could play a crucial role for the Norwegian manager’s side in the long-term.
The Argentine centre-forward has scored 16 goals and provided four assists for Inter Milan this campaign, the striker has established himself as one of the world’s best young centre-forwards. Given that the Blaugrana need a striker, as they eye a long-term successor to Luis Suarez.