Man United Eye Inter Milan Striker Lautaro Martinez as Summer Signing
Although the transfer window has closed around Europe, teams are already looking forward to the summer, and rumors are already swirling around about who may move where.
One of the latest transfer gossips involves Manchester United’s interest in Inter Milan’s striker, Lautaro Martinez. According to Football Insider, Manchester United has identified Martinez as a potential summer signing.
Inter Milan is reportedly willing to let Martinez leave, given their current financial woes, and the 25-year-old striker is keen to play in the Premier League, making him an attractive prospect for Man United.
Martinez is available for approximately £70 million, and his performances this season have drawn interest from Real Madrid and Arsenal, in addition to Man United. However, Erik ten Hag apparently sees him as the perfect forward for his high-intensity system at Old Trafford.
If Manchester United fails to sign Tottenham Hotspur’s talisman Harry Kane, they may turn to Martinez to strengthen their attack. Despite Kane being the priority, Spurs’ high demand of £100 million to sign their all-time top goal scorer may discourage suitors.
Martinez has scored 21 goals and provided eight assists in 47 matches across all competitions this season.
He played a significant role in getting Inter Milan to the Champions League semifinals, notably providing a goal and assist in the second leg of the quarterfinals victory over Benfica.
Overall, Manchester United’s interest in Martinez adds another layer of complexity to the summer transfer market, and fans eagerly await further developments.