In an interview with Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter legend Luis Suarez has admitted that if he were Lautaro Martinez he would not leave Inter.

Lautaro continues to be heavily linked with a potential Summer transfer window switch to La Liga giants Barcelona but Suarez, who also played for the Blaugrana during his playing career, thinks that the Argentine should stay where he is, as difficult as that may be.

“Staying or not is a very difficult question but if I were in his place I would not change clubs,” he explained in the interview which appeared in today’s print edition of the Milan based news outlet.

“If Messi calls it would be difficult for anyone to remain. However, we are talking about a very young boy who has plenty of time to try other challenges in the future and lets face it, in Spain he would play less than at Inter.

“What role would he play in a trophy won with Inter compared to one at Barcelona? If Inter won the league or even just the Coppa Italia, Martinez would be a protagonist in it and this, in my view, is worth a lot.

“Allow me to give you some advice Lautaro, stay where you are.”

Suarez, who was an integral part of Inter’s ‘Grande Inter’ side during the 1960s, then went on to speak about Mauro Icardi.

“The relationship is now definitively compromised. I think it is almost impossible to imagine him again with us. I would have loved to see a trident at San Siro of Mauro, Lukaku and Lautaro.”

He then proceeded to discuss both Ivan Perisic and Radja Nainggolan’s respective futures with the club.

“Compared to Icardi, the reasons for their farewells are different. I think they were purely for technical/tactical reasons. It’s too bad they left last summer, they could have given Inter a lot.”

Suarez, who one the Balon d’Or once during his playing days, concluded the interview by sharing his thoughts on Inter January transfer window recruit Christian Eriksen.

“He struggled a lot, I would say too much. Inevitably he must be considered rejected, at least for now. In any case, in the Premier League and with the Danish national team he has always done great things, how can someone forget how to play football?”