Argentine Star Likely to Become Next Inter Captain
Inter will most likely part ways with one or multiple linchpins in the summer for financial reasons, but Lautaro Martinez isn’t part of those discussions, even though he would arguably be their most profitable asset.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Nerazzurri plot to make him their next permanent captain once Samir Handanovic leaves or retires at the end of the season. He wouldn’t be the one with the highest number of caps if Marcelo Brozovic stayed, but that’s the plan considering his contribution and attachment to the team.
Martinez is under contract with Inter until 2026. Everything has been quiet around him transfer market-wise in the past two windows. He has been on fire following the World Cup. He has hit the net seven times in as many matches, with two braces, failing to do so only in two games. The marksman has fired off the most shots in Europe during such stretch: 33, one more than Victor Osimhen.
El Toro will now look to contribute to the qualification to the Champions League’s Round of Eight. It’s one of the few objectives that has eluded him since he moved to Milan five years ago. He had hit the net at Anfield last season, but the Nerazzurri were eventually eliminated.
Our Take on Inter and Martinez
There was some momentum toward a transfer to a La Liga giant before the pandemic, but there hasn’t been much noise in the last couple of years, perhaps because he has settled in completely. It would be good news if there were still room for stalwarts in today’s football, both in general and for La Beneamata, despite the usual economic needs.
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