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Lautaro Martínez: “Messi is a step ahead of everyone else”

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Lautaro Martínez who has been strongly linked to Barcelona for the past years has spoken in an interview with UEFA in which he praised his compatriot Lionel Messi.

Lautaro’s great relationship with Messi is known. The 23-year-old believes that his international team-mate is the best in the world.

“Messi understands football in a different way. He is one step ahead of everyone else. I have said it in the past and I will say it again now: he is the best player in the world. I always try to learn from him.”

Lautaro Martinez in Interview with UEFA (via Mundo Deportivo)

Lautaro’s admiration for Leo could be key in bringing him to the Camp Nou in 2021, but all would depend on whether Messi would stay at the Catalan club by then, considering the fact that he is not having his best moments with the club currently. At the same time, the new board might try to sign Lautaro in order to convince La Pulga to stay.

The truth is that Barcelona needs a ‘9’ urgently, and Lautaro could be that player who could mark an era at the club. He is young, lethal in the area, fast, knows how to move and position himself, a playmaker, and always playing with intensity.

Source: Mundo Deportivo

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