Man City join lengthy queue for €111m-rated Serie A sensation

Date published: Wednesday 4th December 2019 9:00

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Man City are the latest club to register their interest in Inter Milan striking talent Lautaro Martinez, following in the footsteps of a host of European heavyweights including Man Utd, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The 22-year-old has combined with Romelu Lukaku to form a lethal partnership at the San Siro this season.

The duo have contributed 24 goals between them across all competitions, with Argentine Martinez responsible for for 13 of those.

His rise to stardom under Antonio Conte has drawn the attention of the chiefs at the Camp Nou, with Lionel Messi reported to be keen on bringing his fellow countryman to Spain.

However, the Blaugrana could be set to face stiff competition from Pep Guardiola’s men from the Etihad according to the latest reports from Italy.

Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio (via ESPN) report that “Manchester City have registered their interest”.

Inter – fully aware of the lucrative asset they control – will be keen to maximise the potential profit they could make on a player they signed for just €22.7m in the summer of 2018.

The report continues: “[Martinez] has a buyout clause of €111m, but the report suggests that the Nerazzurri are in discussions with his representatives to negotiate a new contract that would see that buyout clause rise significantly.”

 

 

Meanwhile, City centre-forward Gabriel Jesus has outlined the one trait he lacks that fellow striker Sergio Aguero has.

Jesus has deputised for the crocked Argentinian superbly of late, with his brace versus Sean Dyche’s Burnley on Tuesday night spearheading the Citizens to all three points at Turf Moor.

 

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