Former Napoli, Genoa, and Udinese coach Luigi De Canio feels that in the event that Inter sell Lautaro Martinez, they must reinvest the fee in improving their squad.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, De Canio gave the view that a sale of a player of Martinez’s quality would only be acceptable if it funded major transfer business on the incoming front.
Martinez had been linked with a move away from the Nerazzurri last summer for a significant fee but in the end he stayed and signed a new contract during the fall.
The interest in the 24-year-old has not gone away, however, and recent reports and rumours have suggested that the Nerazzurri would be ready to listen to sizeable offers should any clubs come forward.
De Canio is of the view that this can only work out if the club have a clear plan on how to use the money received from such a sale.
“I believe that a club should make its objectives very clear on how it can improve the team in terms of the relationship between the sporting and financial sides,” he said.
“If in the face of a massive offer Lautaro could be sold,” he went on, “but then the fee would have to be reinvested in another striker, who would have to be worth the Argentine.”