Liverpool FC Transfer News: Target Inter Milan Forward Lautaro Martínez

Liverpool drew, on Monday, with Inter Milan as its opponent in the round of 16 of the European Champions League. On Tuesday, rumor-mongers in Italy decided that was reason enough to start talking about potential transfers between the two clubs.

It was not the previously associated midfielder Nicolo Barilla whose name was floated. Instead, 24-year-old Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, who Calciomercato says is a longtime important player for the English giants and a potential target in the summer.

Martinez is said to be the next player on the Reds squad when they brought in Diogo Jota two summers ago – and a player they’ve been tracking since then and who is seen as a possible false nine successor to Roberto Firmino.

On paper, at least, it’s a logical link. In addition to a solid return on goals – this season he has scored ten goals in 15 league games, although he has yet to score in Europe – Martinez has well above average passing, opportunity creation, and pressing numbers.

Of course, CalcioMercato concludes the rumor mongering by saying that Inter have no intention of selling, and reports suggest the player is valued at more than €80m by the Italian club. If it was a target for the Reds, it certainly wouldn’t come cheap.

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