In an interview with Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset, former Inter defender Fabio Galante has insisted that Inter must look to keep a hold of Lautaro Martinez in the upcoming Summer transfer window.
The highly rated 22-year-old striker continues to be linked with a move away from the club, especially to La Liga giants Barcelona.
Lautaro has a €111 million release clause in his contract but Barcelona are widely reported to be planning a player(s) plus cash deal for him.
“In my opinion, Inter cannot afford to sell someone like Lautaro. He is very strong and he has scored 40 goals together with Lukaku this year,” he began the interview which took place earlier on today.
“Inter must keep him regardless of the economic aspect and how the transfer market will change after the Covid-19 emergency.”
He was then asked who he would like to see Inter bring in to replace Lautaro in the event that he does indeed go on to leave the club.
“The links to Aubameyang? He is an extraordinary player. He has scored nearly 200 goals between spells with St. Etienne, Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal.
“I really like Lazio’s Ciro Immobile. He is a player who I think could form an incredibly strong partnership with Lukaku.”
Galante joined Inter in 1996 from Genoa and spent three years on the club’s books before leaving for Torino. During his time with Inter, the now 46-year-old made a total of 88 appearances across all competitions, in which he scored three goals.