Argentina national team manager Lionel Scaloni has shared his belief that Lautaro Martinez would get better if he were to leave Inter and link up with compatriot Lionel Messi at Barcelona.

The highly rated 22-year-old has drawn continuous links to the Blaugrana club for several months now and Scaloni believes that Lautaro is the type of striker that every team would like to have within their ranks.

“If Lautaro will be lucky enough to play with a teammate like Lionel Messi, it is better for us [in the Argentinian national team]. He is very similar to Luis Suarez. I hope he can do well.

“He is the type of player that everyone would like to have on their team,” he admitted during an interview with Spanish state television broadcaster RTVE aired yesterday morning, as cited by Italian news outlet

Scaloni, who has been in charge of the Argentine national team since 2016, then went on to state that he thinks it will be difficult for any club to prize Lautaro away from Inter, who he has a contract with until 2023.

“He is a great striker and must play in a great team but he is already at a great team that competes at high levels and has a powerful president, so it will be very difficult to take him away from there, if he changes teams I still hope he can do well.”

This season Lautaro has made 31 appearances across all competitions to date, in which he has scored 16 goals and tallied a total of four assists.