❗Barcelona have agreed personal terms with Lautaro Martinez for the Inter Milan striker to join the club next season but the signing could depend on selling Philippe Coutinho. [espn]. Reports of Barca interest in the striker has been on and going since the transfer window of January and it seems like they are closing on a deal , many clubs including Barca have been put off by the €111M buy-out clause on the player but it seems now that the clause is due to expire they are ready to submit a deal.
The player who began his career in Milan in good style with an impressive goal form has been on many clubs radar and has been considered as a good replacement for Luis Suarez due to his goal form and already existing partnership with Messi in the Argentina national team .
The details of the deal is not yet confirmed but reports have it that the player has agreed on a five year deal but Barcelona are currently not able to make an official offer due to lack of fun. Therefore, Barca’s hopes of landing Martinez this summer hinge on sales, with club-record signing Coutinho pinpointed as the player that could bring in the most money.
Barca are aware they will have to take a big hit on the €160m they paid Liverpool for the Brazilian in 2018, but they remain hopeful of finding a buyer when the season ends despite the uncertainty surrounding the transfer market. Barca are also hope to cash in on players like Rakitic , Semedo and others.
We will be monitoring the issue and hope Barca signs the player .