Lautaro Martinez has declined Inter’s initial offer to extend his contract with the Nerazzurri, according to reports.
This from the online edition if Italian media outlet La Reppublica, who report that the Argentine is not satisfied with the salary increase included in the offer, which would extend his contract beyond June 30, 2023 when it currently expires.
At present, the 23-year-old’s salary is a net of €2.5 million annually, which is considered to be quite low for a top player, and so is hoping for a large increase.
However, Inter have not yet shown that they are ready to make an offer that the player and his entourage feels is commensurate to his status, and will have to increase their offer should they wish to convince the player to stay on past next summer.
The player has a release clause set at €111 million in his current contract which can be triggered by a foreign club, and Inter are thought to value the player at €90 million.
Martinez’s agent Alejandro Camano has a good relationship with Madrid giants Atletico and Real, and both clubs are said to be considering the Argentine as a target.