Lautaro Martínez in a Champions League match with Inter

THE PANDEMIC STOPPED HIS SIGNING

Lautaro Martínez, from possible replacement of Suárez in Barça to great star of Inter

Published:4/10/2022 - 02:53h

Updated:4/10/2022 - 03:00h

In March 2020, Lautaro Martínez pointed out as the favorite of the board headed by Josep María Bartomeu to become the new '9' of FC Barcelona. However, the Argentine stayed at Inter Milan, where today he is the main figure

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The Tuesday, Lautaro Martínez will see the faces again with the FC Barcelona, club to the that was very near to arrive in 2020. In March of that year, the Argentinian formed a fantastic pair with Romelu Lukaku that seemed to direct to the Inter of Milan to his first 'scudetti' from 2010. However, the arrival of the pandemia of the COVID-10 threw all the plans of the of White Bay by embroiders it: the Juventus finished remaining with the title and his signing by the Barça remained in rumours.

For Josep María Bartomeu, the then forward of 22 years was the best alternative to replace to Luis Suárez, the one who finish leaving at the end of the 2019-20 to the Athletic of Madrid. In that then, Lautaro already was the fixed mate of Leo Messi in the attack of the Argentinian selection and, of course, the '10' endorsed his arrival to Catalonia, but the financial crisis desatada in Can Barça as a result of the pandemia did unfeasible the operation.

Finally, Martínez remained in the Inter and had revancha in the Calcium in the season 2020-21, where the 'neroazzurros' at last cut the series of ten consecutive titles of the Juve. The Argentinian reencontró this year with Lukaku, although the physical problems of the Belgian have prevented him play in the last month and, except surprise, neither will see action the Tuesday in front of the Barça, leaving the offensive weight in the feet of the player of 25 years and of the experienced Edin Dzeko.

With agreement until June of 2026, Lautaro aims to remain long more in the Inter, where is the big figure and up to now adds 77 goals and 25 assistances in 191 official parties from his arrival to Italy in the summer of 2018, pertinent of the Racing Club of Avellaneda. It will go back Martínez to the orbit culé? For now, it is totally descartado, although in the future anything can suceder, more if the concrete Argentinian a good performance in the World-wide of Catar, his next big challenge.

Lautaro already knows what is to annotate him to the Barça

The Argentinian converted 5 goals in 6 parties of the phase of groups of the Champions League 2019-20. In spite of his stupendous contribution, the Inter finish third in a group that shared with the Barça, the Borussia Dortmund and the Slavia Prague. The Germans were escorts of the culés and the 'neroazzurros' resignaron with contesting the Europe League, tournament of the cual were runners-up after falling in the final in front of the Seville.

In front of the group blaugrana, Lautaro wetted in the minute 2 of the party contested in Camp Nou on 2 October 2019. A doublet of Luis Suárez in the second part served to the group directed by Ernesto Valverde to give turn to the party. In Milan, the culés imposed by identical marker in December in the last day of the phase of groups. The canteranos Carles Pérez and Ansu Fati marked by the Barça, whereas Lukaku there was empatado for the venues.

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