Former Inter defender Antonio Paganin has weighed in on the club’s transfer situation, suggesting that it would be better for the club to let go of Lautaro Martinez then Achraf Hakimi.

In an appearance on Italian broadcaster TMW Radio earlier today, the former Nerazzurri defender stated that the Moroccan’s qualities would be more difficult to replace than those which the Argentine striker brings to the team.

He also opined that since incoming head coach Simone Inzaghi does not play a system with two center-forwards most of the time, there would not necessarily be a place for the Argentine in his Inter side.

It is thought that the Moroccan is likelier to be sold at the moment, but both players have been linked with moves away in a transfer window where Inter need the capital gain of a high-value sale as part of their financial strategy.

The Nerazzurri should also consider looking to acquire Lazio’s Joaquin Correa as a replacement for Martinez, as the player has had success playing as the second attacker in Inzaghi’s system for the past three seasons.

Paganin state: “We need to see Inter’s strategy. They said a big player will leave, we’ll see which choice they make.”

“Of course, someone like Hakimi is a rare player. I’d rather lose Lautaro, since Inzaghi doesn’t play with two strikers. I’d sacrifice him to keep Hakimi.”

If Lautaro were to depart I’d inquire to Lazio about Joaquin Correa.”