Lautaro Martinez is the present and future of Inter, the former Racing Club striker has passed his “Italian exam” and could become an important protagonist next season, just as he has been so far in 2019.
Therefore, Inter are considering to extend the player’s contract, at least according to Milano based Gazzetta dello Sport.
“The Nerazzurri are considering extending Lautaro’s deal with a slight wage increase, who arrived from Racing last summer for €22 million (plus 3 in bonuses) and signed a contract worth €1.5 million net per season until the end of June 2023.”
“The length of the contract is of course no problem, but in comparison to how much his teammates earn, Lautaro sits at the bottom of the pile. Icardi earns €4.5 million plus bonuses, Politano earns €1.6 million, while Candreva and Keita earn a whopping €3 million.”
This is why tweaking the contact, maybe even increasing or removing the redemption clause could happen sooner rather than later. Maybe once Champions League qualification has been secured.
“Lautaro has proven his maturity both on and off the field and even shown he’s capable of playing in the big matches. He will also likely take part in this summer’s Copa America with Argentina in Brazil, which starts on July 14th. Manager Lionel Scaloni all but confirmed his selection. It will be a great experience for the young striker.”