Messi reportedly calls Lautaro Martinez for him to join Barcelona

Messi reportedly calls Lautaro Martinez for him to join Barcelona

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- Lionel Messi wants Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez at Barcelona

- The Argentine has called his fellow countryman over the move to Spain

- Martinez has been impressive this season for Inter in the Serie A

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi had reportedly called Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez in his efforts to convince his fellow countryman to move to the Camp Nou this summer.

This latest development is according to Racing’s president of youth football Adrian Ruben Fernandez who claimed that a move for Martinez to Barcelona is close.

Chiefs at the Nou Camp have being eyeing a move for Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez since last summer in which they are still planning to go for his signature.

According to the report on Goal, Adrian Ruben Fernandez is the one who spotted Lautaro Martinez's potentials then when he was young before moving up to his zenith.

“Messi called him and wants him by his side soon, I have no doubt. For that reason, the deal to sign him is almost there.

“I know things will go well in Barcelona and that Lautaro will be an excellent replacement for Suarez. He's the ideal heir. Thanks to Barca he will continue to grow as a player and a man.

“In terms of Argentine players, he has the same qualities as Sergio Aguero. I think he's on that path and will have a successful career like him,'' Fernadez told Sport.

Lautaro Martinez spent four years at Racing before he moved to Italy and he is one of the best players Antonio Conte is using at Inter Milan.

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Earlier, had reported how Barcelona captain Lionel Messi urged his teammates at the Camp Nou to improve their games so as for the Catalans to win the Champions League this season when competitions resume.

All football activities in Europe have been suspended because of the trouble and threat coronavirus has been causing in the whole world.

Lionel Messi and his other teammates have resumed individual training ahead of possible resumption of the Spanish La Liga season next month.

While speaking with Sport, Lionel Messi was more concerned about the Champions League as he wants his teammates to have the same feelings like him on the competition.

Fans at the Camp Nou are still not happy with the ways Barcelona crashed out in the Champions League in the last two seasons against Roma and Liverpool.

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