Arsenal: Gunners ‘in contact’ over Lautaro Martinez, he is ‘very keen’ on move
Arsenal are reportedly ‘in contact’ with the agents of Lautaro Martinez over a potential move this summer, and the Inter Milan striker is ‘very keen’.
The Lowdown: Arsenal interest
Arsenal’s interest in Martinez was reported earlier this week, with Mikel Arteta thought to be a ‘big admirer’ of the player.
However, they are likely to face competition from both Manchester United and Chelsea for his signature this summer.
The Latest: ‘In contact’
As per Football Insider, the Gunners are actually ‘in contact’ with Martinez’s agents, and he would be ‘very keen’ on a move to the Emirates Stadium.
Inter are thought to be struggling with financial problems behind the scenes, and a fee of between £70-80m should be enough to secure his services.
The Verdict: Get it done
With Gabriel Jesus currently injured at the moment, Eddie Nketiah is the only fit recognised striker in the squad.
Hailed as a ‘beast‘ by his Inter striking partner Romelu Lukaku, Martinez is a player who is capable of coming in and making the striker position his own, with Jesus also able to play out wide.
A FIFA World Cup winner with Argentina in December, the 25-year-old boasts 21 goals and seven assists for his country, as well as 120 goal contributions over the course of his Inter career so far.
Nonetheless, Martinez could take the Gunners to the next level, as they look to make a statement not just in the Premier League again, but in Europe as well.