‘Inter don’t want to sell a 22-year-old lad like him’: Barcelona target Lautaro Martinez must ‘find peace of mind’ and recapture his form amid transfer links, according to CEO Giuseppe Marotta
- Lautaro Martinez has been linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer
- The 22-year-old forward’s form has dipped off and he has scored one in six
- Now Inter Milan chief Guiseppe Marotta has called on him to find ‘peace of mind’
Lautaro Martinez must regain his focus amid links to Barcelona, according to Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta.
But his form has dipped off since, with the Argentine forward scoring 16 goals prior to the season being halted in March and jut one in six matches since the restart.
Lautaro Martinez must regain his focus, according to Inter Milan CEO Guiseppe Marotta
He also missed a penalty as Inter lost 2-1 against Bologna at the weekend.
Now Inter CEO Marotta, who is not keen to let the 22-year-old leave, says Martinez has to rediscover his ‘peace of mind’ and focus on finding his form.
‘There are two factors to consider, the competitive one and the one relating to the transfer market, which run concurrently,’ Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.
‘Inter don’t want to sell a 22-year-old lad like him, but this is a time when rumours are flying about.
Martinez has scored one in six games since the restart and missed a penalty at the weekend
‘We saw Lautaro the great player in the first half of the season, which caught the attention of big clubs.
‘Now, he must find peace of mind to guarantee Inter the performance levels he showed in the first half of the season.’
Inter are third in the Serie A table and face Verona on Thursday as they look to secure a Champions League place.
Inter chief Marotta believes Martinez has to rediscover his ‘peace of mind’ and find his form