Martinez to Barcelona in jeopardy after Messi fiasco

According to reports, Lautaro Martinez is re-considering his Barcelona transfer urge.

The Inter Milan striker has been linked with a move for Barcelona for a long time now. He has had a brilliant season for the Italian giants. The young striker has scored goals galore and over much of the season there has been strong links of Martinez leaving Inter for Barcelona this coming season. 

His agent had said last year: Talk of Barcelona’s interest is true. No one’s called us, but we know that they’ve been looking at him strongly. It’s true that Barcelona like him.”

However, the biggest inspiration for the move was the chance to play alongside Lionel Messi: “It would be great to see [Lautaro] alongside Leo at Barcelona. It was great to see him play that way [against Mexico], so loose and happy. He has looked happy in the national team since he played for the youth divisions. He has brilliant control and timing, he shows it all the time. It is very hard for a defender to mark him.”, his agent had said.

Now with Messi seemingly set to leave the club, Martinez is reportedly unwilling to join the Catalan giants. What a turn of events!

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