Lautaro Martinez’s agent Beto Yaque has confirmed that whilst his client is flattered by the recent praise of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, he remains focused on the task at hand with current employers Inter.
“Lautaro is focused on his club, he is very satisfied to know that he is doing things very well, he began an interview with Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo.
Yaque then went on to insist that he has always had high hopes for Lautaro since becoming his agent when he was just 15-years-old.
“My partner Roly Zarate and I have always seen great potential and a great future ahead of him for how he has grown rapidly.”
Yaque proceeded to discuss Messi’s recent praise of his client and the daily reports which are linking Lautaro with a move to Barcelona in the coming months.
“It is certainly great for Lautaro to receive praise from the best in the world. He has a good relationship with Messi. It is pleasant and comforting for him but for now the player only thinks of Inter.”
He then went on to reveal that the highly rated 22-year-old rejected the opportunity to move to Barcelona’s arch rivals Real Madrid when he was 18-years-old.
“He did it because he was convinced that he would win with the first team of Racing. He never said that he doesn’t like Real, only that he wanted to win with his club.”
Finally he was asked which players he thinks Lautaro can be compared to.
“He has a bit of Aguero and Suarez about him, but in reality he has everything, he is a different player. If he is compatible with Suarez? I have no idea.”
This season Lautaro has made 31 appearances across all competitions to date, in which he has scored 16 goals and provided four assists for his teammates.