Barcelona manager Quique Setien has chosen to remain tight lipped when quizzed on the club’s interest in signing Inter striker Lautaro Martinez.
The reigning La Liga champions have been heavily linked with making a move for the highly rated 22-year-old striker for some time now and many reports have stated that he is in fact the Blaugrana’s top transfer target for the upcoming transfer window.
“The conditions in which football is currently being played have changed and this will influence the market. I am not going to speculate because the market is far away, now we must concentrate on the present,” Setien remarked during his press conference ahead of tomorrow’s match against Mallorca, as quoted by FCInterNews.it.
Lautaro, who joined Inter in 2018, is under contract with the club until the end of the 2022/23 season and he has a €111 million release clause in his contract, a clause Barcelona are widely understood to be reluctant to trigger.
This season the former Racing Club player and current Argentine international has made 31 appearances across all competitions to date.
During his time on the park, which totals just over 2400 minutes, Lautaro has scored 16 goals and has also provided a total of four assists for his Nerazzurri teammates.