According to L’Interista, Tottenham are interested in signing Lautaro Martinez if Harry Kane forces a move away from the club.
The Lowdown: Kane proving a problem
Kane has already indicated to Tottenham that he wishes to leave the club this summer (Sky Sports), but so far Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici have held firm.
The England international then failed to report for training on Monday (The Guardian), which appears to indicate he is looking to force a move away from north London by any means necessary.
Of course, any exit for the Lilywhites talisman would come with a significant boost to the transfer kitty, and a direct replacement would be a necessity.
The Latest: Spurs eye Martinez
If Kane is able to get a transfer elsewhere, Tottenham will make a move for Internazionale striker Martinez according to reports in Milan.
They claim Paratici and co have now lined up the Argentina international as the main alternative to their skipper.
The Verdict: Top target
Signing Martinez would more than soften the blow of Kane’s departure if he does leave this summer. With 49 goals in 132 games for Inter and 14 strikes in 28 Argentina caps (Transfermarkt), including three at the Copa America as his country lifted the trophy, the forward is already a star talent and is still just 23 years of age.
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Lionel Messi has even previously called Martinez a “complete” player in the past (via 90min.com) – praise does not come any higher than that.
Valued at £72m (Transfermarkt), Martinez would set Spurs back a big fee, but any sale of Kane would surely cover that. If Tottenham’s star man does leave, Martinez would be a fantastic replacement.
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