Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez scored a wonderful goal against Napoli in Serie A matchday 37. The Argentine striker took his shot from long-range in the 74th minute of the game to secure the 3 points for his team.
After the goal, Lautaro celebrated his goal with a hand gesture towards the fans. Lately, it has been reported that the 22-year-old’s performances have dropped after being linked with FC Barcelona. This goal from the Argentine forward tells the exact opposite: “Keep talking. I’m giving my everything.”
It is already known that Lautaro Martínez is Barça’s top priority for the upcoming summer transfer window. Inter Milan knows that the youngster is eager to line-up at the Camp Nou with his International team-mate Lionel Messi. However, this does not mean that the player is ‘underperforming’ at Inter, as fans claimed. Lautaro is a professional and stays loyal to his contract: “I will always give my %110 for this club and shirt.”, as he has explicitly told in an earlier interview.
Barça wants to sign Memphis Depay, or nothing
According to Cat Radio, Barcelona still wants Memphis Depay per Ronald Koeman’s requests. If they are unable to sign the Dutchman, the club will continue the season without a number 9.
Even though Culés pointed towards Ansu Fati’s brilliant performance against Villarreal, Koeman still wants to sign a forward, and he only has one candidate on his list: Memphis Depay. However, the Catalan club is facing financial problems to sign the player.
Lyon would accept bids of around €25 million for Depay. They would also accept €12.5 million now, and the rest paid in installments later on. However, even under these terms, Barça has told that they can not afford the deal.
Even though Koeman keeps insisting, the operation seems not possible at this point, unless the Catalan club continues to sell players. Lyon has also warned Barcelona that the deadline for them to sign the Dutchman is friday.
Sources: Mundo Deportivo, Cat Radio, L’equipe