Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has told his agents to turn down approaches from other clubs as he has his heart set on a move to Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.
Supporters on Twitter don’t believe that signing another forward was a priority anyway:
Yes not needed anyway
— Shawn (@Cityzenbybirth) May 14, 2020
— Wola (@Momolegentil) May 14, 2020
jesus better than him
— wat narasri (@watblar) May 14, 2020
We have gabi
— Abhijeet Paliwal (@abhijeet2510) May 14, 2020
We never wanted u anyway
— Wes_ (@WesleySantosoff) May 14, 2020
What we need is a central defender not an attacker.
— ARIF BAGUS P. (@ArifBagus90) May 14, 2020
Good luck to him I always wanted haaland tbf
— Andy (@AndyDadofleo) May 14, 2020
— Peter Piper (@donaldinio) May 14, 2020
Martinez would probably have only been targeted if Gabriel Jesus was sold. Juventus are believed to be interested in the Brazilian but City are said to be keen to keep hold of the forward.
Whether the Citizens will consider Martinez further down the line, when Sergio Aguero decides to leave the Etihad Stadium, we shall have to wait and see.
There is no guarantee that Martinez will actually end up at Barcelona with the Catalan side reportedly struggling to match the 22-year-old’s €111m (£99m) release clause.