Ex-Inter Player Nicola Ventola: “Lautaro Martinez Can Become The King Of San Siro, If I Were Him I’d Stay Another Year”

Ex-Inter Player Nicola Ventola: “Lautaro Martinez Can Become The King Of San Siro, If I Were Him I’d Stay Another Year”
May 8, 2020 10:30
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Former Inter striker Nicola Ventola has revealed what he would do if he found himself in the shoes of Lautaro Martinez at the moment.

Lautaro is continuously being linked with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona in the upcoming Summer transfer window and he has also drawn links to Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid too.

The highly rated 22-year-old has a €111 million release clause as part of his current contract with Inter, a contract which runs until the end of the 2022/23 season.

“He knows he can become the king of San Siro. He has the chance to play with Lionel Messi but if I were him I would stay another year even though the temptation to go to Barcelona is strong,” Ventola remarked in an interview with Italian television programme Top Calcio 24.

The former Atalanta and Torino forward also shared his opinion on the current Inter side and claimed that he was expecting Inter to do as well as they have done this term.

“Knowing Conte, I expected a start like this, with Lautaro who exploded and Romelu Lukaku who immediately made his mark.

“Many have criticised Conte but I was enjoying this Inter up until the stop. It is obvious though that the squad is not yet at the level of Juventus but I think it will be expanded and improved in the coming seasons.”

Ventola had two spells with Inter which totalled six years. The now 41-year-old made just 64 appearances for the club across all competitions due to all the top attacking talent that Inter had in their ranks whilst he was with the club.

Despite finding playing time limited, Ventola still managed to score a more than respectable 21 goals for the Nerazzurri.

By Cammy Anderson
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