Argentina national team manager Lionel Scaloni has shared his belief that Lautaro Martinez still has a lot to improve upon to get to the level of some of his compatriots.
The Inter striker is widely regarded as one of the best up and coming strikers out there at the moment and ahead of the upcoming transfer window he has found himself continuously linked with a move to Barcelona.
“Lautaro at Barça with Messi? It would be an advantage for us,” Scaloni, who took charge of Argentina in 2018, began an interview with Argentine broadcaster TyC Sports earlier on today.
“Lautaro is still young, he has a lot to learn and in Catalonia, as with what happened at Inter, he would have to fight for a starting shirt and needs to be given time to get to where his compatriots have arrived, such as Agüero.
“He certainly has a great future ahead of him, but I repeat: he still has to improve a lot.
“In any case, a change of club would not be a drama for us. Today there is a lot of talk about Lautaro, but Agüero is breaking every record: we will decide from time to time to whom to entrust the national team jersey.”
Scaloni concluded the interview by adding: “After all, if he were to go to Barcelona, the manager of the Blaugrana would have the same problem as me, in that he would have to choose who to put on the pitch among the many very strong forwards.”
The 22-year-old forward, who joined Inter in 2018 from Racing Club and has a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season, has become a first team regular this term at Inter under Antonio Conte.
This season Lautaro has made 31 appearances across all competitions to date. In his time on the park, Lautaro has scored 16 goals and he has also provided a total of four assists for his Nerazzurri teammates.