Manchester City are interested in Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez, who could be available for a transfer next summer if a reasonable offer comes in.
According to Inter Live, Manchester City could be interested in making a move for Lautaro Martinez in the summer, as Inter Milan brace themselves for offers. The Argentine striker remains an important part of the Serie A side, although a reasonable offer could see him leave the Italian champions after the season.
Manchester City spent the entire summer last year chasing Harry Kane without any success. The pursuit for the England captain may have ended, but Pep Guardiola is still in the market for a top-drawer striker, and the Premier League champions could spend significantly in the next transfer window.
Guardiola would like to bring in a notable name as the club is yet to replace former star Sergio Aguero. They ideally wanted Kane to replace the Argentine, although now they are looking at other high profile names within their reach. They are linked with the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, among others.
Haaland is seen as a key target, as Manchester City look to beat Real Madrid for the Norwegian striker. However, if they fail to convince the Dortmund or PSG superstars, they might look at alternatives.
The Cityzens did sign Julian Alvarez in January, but Guardiola remains intent on adding another, more experienced, goalscorer to his ranks before the next season kicks off.
Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez is the newest name mentioned as a potential target for Manchester City. The Argentine striker has the attributes to succeed in Guardiola’s side. The striker could be made available in the summer for the right fee, with the Italian champions looking to raise funds to develop their squad.
Last summer, he was on the radar of north London sides Arsenal and Tottenham but stayed put at the club and signed a new deal. However, considering Inter’s financial state, they might consider sanctioning the departure of Martinez to fund new players, much like they did with Romelu Lukaku last year.
The report suggests that Inter could demand somewhere between €60-70 million for the striker. The quote certainly falls well within the range of Manchester City, who could consider Martinez as a long-term option. It remains to be seen if there is any seriousness in the interest.
Overall, Martinez could fit the bill for Guardiola and Manchester City for next season. The problem could come from competition for the Argentine, as the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, and even Chelsea could look to sign him if he becomes available.