According to a report from the Italian outlet Inter Live, Manchester City are considering a 90 million euro for Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.
Signing a striker had been one of the top priorities for Manchester City in the summer transfer window following the exit of Sergio Aguero. The Sky Blues were linked with a host of names throughout the transfer window, but nothing came of it, meaning Pep Guardiola had to settle for the only takeover of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.
After being linked with a high-profile move for Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic last week, Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez is the latest striker to capture Manchester City’s attention.
Inter Live claims that Cityzens could make a bid of around € 90 million. In an attempt to tempt the defending Italian champions to part ways with the Argentine international. They are willing to offer a ‘mega contract’ for four and a half years worth € 12 million. Net to the player in January.
Inter Live adds, however, that Martinez is close to signing a new deal with Nerazzurri. In fact, he has already reached an agreement on a five-year deal worth 6 euros per. Season with Inter, where only an official announcement is missing.
Despite everything being sorted on the official confirmation on the table line, the report gives a twist claiming Manchester City can ‘change the cards’.
Manchester City struggled to convert chances against Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool in their last two matches, something Pep Guardiola and co. simply do not disregard. According to the latest reports from Italian sources, there is a clear will from City to sign a striker in the January window. And it will not be a surprise if the English champions decide to attack the Italian market to add the last piece in their jigsaw.
Lautaro Martinez is a top striker, proven in Italy and at the right age to jump from Serie A to the Premier League. Due to his qualities and style of play, the Argentine international would be an ideal successor to Aguero at the Etihad Stadium.