Manchester United Set Sights on Inter Milan Star Lautaro Martinez for Next Summer
Reports suggest that Manchester United is gearing up for an ambitious move to sign Inter Milan’s standout performer, Lautaro Martinez, in the upcoming summer transfer window, according to the Spanish outlet Fichajes.
Martinez, the 26-year-old Argentinian forward, has been a key figure in Inter Milan’s recent success, contributing to their Serie A triumphs and reaching the Champions League final.
His impressive displays at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium have not gone unnoticed by Manchester United, who struggled with their goal-scoring last season and subsequently signed Rasmus Hojlund during the summer transfer window. However, Hojlund is considered a young talent still in need of development, prompting the Red Devils to consider him a more established striker.
Ten Hag’s Interest
According to Fichajes, Manchester United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, has identified Martinez as his top choice to bolster the team’s frontline. Ten Hag has reportedly personally requested that the club’s hierarchy pursue Martinez’s signature next summer.
The report also suggests that Inter Milan is preparing a new contract offer to secure Martinez’s long-term commitment. However, financial difficulties may prompt the Italian club to entertain offers, especially if Manchester United presents an irresistible proposal.
Man Utd’s Strong Bid
Fichajes reports that Manchester United is prepared to present a “strong” proposal that could convince Inter Milan to part with their star striker. With three years remaining on Martinez’s current contract and a Transfermarkt valuation of approximately £72 million, Inter holds a strong position to demand a substantial fee if they decide to sell him at the end of the season.
Martinez’s goal-scoring prowess for Inter Milan has already been on full display, and Manchester United fans are hopeful that he can replicate that performance if he joins the club. Whether Ten Hag’s side ultimately makes a formal move for Martinez next summer remains to be seen, making it an intriguing storyline to follow.