Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta describes the expected contract renewal of Lautaro Martinez as a secondary issue for the club.
The Argentine superstar became the club’s captain in the summer following the departure of former skipper Samir Handanovic along with other senior members of the squad.
Since inheriting the armband, the striker has been in sensational form. He has thus far scored 14 goals in 15 appearances across all competitions. He currently leads the Serie A scoring charts with 12 strikes to his name.
The 2022 World Cup winner also scored the winner against Salzburg which booked the club’s spot in the Champions League Round of 16.
The 26-year-old has a contract that runs until 2026, but both parties are looking to push back the deadline.
Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta Insists Lautaro Martinez Contact Renewal Won’t Be A Problem For The Club
As we reported this morning, the Nerazzurri officials could sit at the table with the player’s agent Alejandro Camano during the upcoming international break.
Nevertheless, Inter CEO Marotta downplayed the topic, proclaiming that the club is currently focused on the pitch.
The 66-year-old also claimed that Lautaro’s renewal isn’t a problem for the Nerazzurri.
“Are Inter close to renewing Lautaro’s contract? This is a secondary issue for the club,” said Marotta in his pre-match interview with Mediaset (via FcInterNews) ahead of last night’s Champions League encounter against RB Salzburg.
“At the moment, we are all focused on the competitive part of the season, including Lautaro.
“Consequently, we will face the negotiations calmly with his agents. It certainly won’t be a problem.”