Manchester United have asked for information regarding Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez after his performance against Barcelona in the week.
The Lowdown: Goal and an assist
Martinez, who ex-Red Devils striker Romelu Lukaku has called a ‘beast‘ previously, starred in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
The 25-year-old helped Inter to draw 3-3 against Barcelona, scoring a fine goal and providing an assist. The Argentina international took his senior goal tally to 126 for club and country, and it looks as if his performance caught the eye of Old Trafford officials.
The Latest: Martinez transfer update
Sport Witness relayed an update from Gazzetta dello Sport regarding Martinez on Saturday. They claimed that United and PSG are at the front of the queue for the Argentine, with the Red Devils asking for ‘first-hand information’ on the forward.
The report adds that the Premier League giants have an ‘open channel’ to the player, with information possibly useful as Erik ten Hag continues to overhaul his forward line.
The Verdict: One to watch?
The Red Devils may well be on the hunt for a new centre-forward in the January transfer window, especially if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the club as rumoured.
Therefore, Martinez – who has plenty of experience at the highest level for club and country – could be a shrewd target.
He is primarily a centre-forward who can play in a deeper role if needed and appears to be approaching the prime years of his career at the age of 25.
United may well be keeping tabs on the player at the World Cup after their recent approach, so this could be one to watch heading into 2023.
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