Sergio Aguero, and potentially Memphis Depay will join an already diamond-studded attack that includes Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele, Martin Braithwaite, and Francisco Trincao at Barcelona. This will be far from the last activity their attack sees this summer with the club still looking to secure their frontline with a striker and sell assets.
Erling Haaland is obviously the dream transfer on everyone’s mind, but his departure this season is complicated, to say the least. Another name that has not escaped the transfer links for over a year now is that of Lautaro Martinez. Linked with a move to the Catalan capital, Lautaro was touted to join them in the summer of 2020, but the move failed to come to completion due to financial woes.
His agent, Alejandro Camano, certainly has not helped the rumours. In an interview with SPORT, he claimed, “Barça? We are very calm, we have to solve the situation of Inter first, but of course he would like to play there. Who wouldn’t like to play at Barcelona? It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world.”
He also confirmed that no-one from Barcelona had called him, even though he has a good working relationship with Mateu Alemany, and thus, they were “not thinking about it right now.”
On the Lautaro transfer saga that went through last year, Camano said, “I don’t know what happened last year with Lauti. He told me that his former agent informed him about Barça, but it is still confusing.”
“€90 million (Lautaro’s reported price last year) is exaggerated. Everything has a price, although it seems to me that Inter is not talking about selling,” he added.
Inter Milan, much like the Blaugranas, are under massive financial stress, and will be undergoing a massive squad overhaul this summer. Achraf Hakimi, Milan Skriniar, Christian Eriksen, and Lautaro, are all players that are linked with an exit from the club.
The Argentine, however, has been offered an extension on his current contract. On the topic, his agent said, “Renewal with Inter Milan? They have offered it to us, but for the moment we have said that we are fine as we are.”