If Inter have to sell one of Achraf Hakimi and Lautaro Martinez they should sell Hakimi, according to former Juventus midfielder Alessio Tacchinardi.

Speaking to TMW Radio program Maracana the ex-Juventus man explained why he felt that the Moroccan is less vital to the success of the Nerazzurri project than Martinez.

For Tacchinardi it comes down to the ability of the Argentine to link up with and get the best out of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku.

Within new Inter manager Simone Inzaghi’s tactical system, Tacchinardi claims, the role for a second striker to play alongside the Belgian is of great significance.

Lukaku has had the best scoring form of his career in addition to assisting prolifically playing alongside the Argentine under Antonio Conte.

Since Inzaghi employs a similar 3-5-2 tactical shape to Conte, it could be possible to preserve the dynamic that existed between the two star strikers which was important to Inter lifting the scudetto for another season.

Tacchinardi explained, “We must understand that Inzaghi will be at Inter. At Lazio he based the system on the characteristics of his players.”

“Lukaku needs a player nearby him. I would keep Lautaro over Hakimi because he fits in with Lukaku’s game. I think he has the right characteristics for the 3-5-2.”