Lautaro Martinez is confident that a contract extension at Inter Milan for him is not too far down the line.

The Nerazzurri captain spoke to Italian broadcaster DAZN, via FCInterNews.

Martinez’s new contract at Inter now looks to be much more of a “when” rather than an “if.”

That has, in truth, been the case for some time.

Inter have made extending their captain’s contract a priority. Martinez’s current deal runs out at the end of June 2026, but the club want to make it 2028.

The 26-year-old is right at the centre of the Nerazzurri project.

He is the team’s top scorer in each of the past two seasons. And his goal this afternoon against Hellas Verona took him one step further towards repeating that feat this time around.

Martinez has just gotten back from a minor muscle injury.

And the Argentine’s return to the pitch confirms just how important he is to this Inter team.

Lautaro Martinez Confirms Inter Contract Isn’t Far Away

“There’s still a little bit left to go, but we’ll look after it in the next few days,” Martinez said of his contract.

“I’m focused on the pitch,” the Argentine continued.

“I wanted to return at my best,” he continued.

Martinez said that “I’ve spoken with my family and my agent. It won’t be far away now.”

Of this afternoon’s win over Hellas Verona, Martinez said that “This sends a great message.”

“From the players who start, come off the bench, the players who play and those who don’t do so as much.”

“We keep going on a great path by winning matches like this,” Martinez said.

He then admitted that “We have to improve a lot. Because today wasn’t a great match for us.”

“We could have done better,” the Inter captain added.

“But we have to keep going like this by winning matches and improving every day.”

Martinez said that “I missed being on the pitch a lot. It’s been two weeks where I haven’t played, and I couldn’t take it anymore. I wanted to be with the team.”