The 2020-21 football season has begun across all the countries with their respective leagues starting. Be it Ligue 1, La Liga, Premier League all the leagues have started except Serie A which is set to kick off on 19th September. Amidst this, the transfer window is still open as clubs are signing their target players to strengthen their team. This time, the transfer window will be closing on 5th October due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the seasons of 2019-20 ended late, the associations decided to keep the summer transfer window for a longer time. Consequently, we have got to see some shocking signings to see until now. After all of that, now rumors are circling that Real Madrid has reportedly agreed to sign Lautaro Martinez.
Has the 23-year old Argentinian signed a deal with Real Madrid?
There is no official report as of now. But, sources have said that Real Madrid are in talks with the Italian giants for the Argentinian forward. The Spanish giants have made an offer of €60 million + Luka Jovic. It was also being said that they have offered him a contract of €8 million, 3 million less than Barcelona’s offer. Earlier, Barcelona was looking forward to sign Martinez. However, it seems like the Los Blancos seem to be prepared to swoop in at the last moment. Barcelona wanted to sign him as a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez. They had tried getting the 23-year old to sign for them in the winter transfer window too, but Inter Milan accepted none of the offers presented from the Spanish side.
Even after all these reports, Real Madrid has completely denied these claims. The club’s officials have declared that all this is false. So, all we can say right now is that the Spanish giants are not interested in signing the 23-year old forward. But, we never know if they might be just hiding the facts as a precaution in case the deal does not happen ahead. Anyhow, if Inter Milan does sign a deal with Real Madrid, it will decrease their chances of signing Arturo Vidal from Barcelona. The Blaugranas have tried to negotiate with the Italian giants for a long time for the Argentinian and snubbing Barcelona to let Martinez sign with Madrid will only upset the Catalans. It will surely reduce Inter’s chances of getting the Chilean mid-fielder from them.
Who is Lautaro Martinez?
Lautaro Martinez is an Argentinian footballer who currently plays as a striker for Inter Milan and the Argentina national team. The forward is currently 23 years old and he became a professional footballer just like his father. He made his senior debut in 2015 with Racing Club. He also represented his nation in the 2017 South American Under20 Championship and FIFA Under20 World Cup. In 2018, the youngster signed a deal with the Italian giants Inter Milan. Ever since, the player has been proving his worth with excellent performances. He even helped his side reach the Europa League’s final in the previous season along with his compatriot Romelu Lukaku. We hope that whichever club he signs with, he continues playing his A-game and winning more and more trophies.