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Lautaro Martinez will learn and improve at Barcelona

Goal: The former Bulgaria international believes the Inter star will benefit from a move to Camp Nou
Lautaro Martinez will learn a lot at Barcelona amid growing speculation the Inter star is set to join the Liga champions, according to Hristo Stoichkov.

The 22-year-old has been tipped to leave Inter for Barca, with the Spanish giants reportedly determined to sign a long-term replacement for veteran forward Luis Suarez.

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Argentina international Lautaro had scored 16 goals in 31 games for Antonio Conte’s Inter across all competitions in 2019-20.

Stoichkov played for Barca across two spells – winning five La Liga titles and the European Cup among other honours – and he told TyC Sports: “Martinez has great ability.

“He’s going to learn a lot at Barcelona. He has a great teacher like Luis Suarez. And he will have a good understanding with [Lionel] Messi, [Antoine] Griezmann and [Ousmane] Dembele.

“He likes to compete a lot, not just score goals. He’s growing every day. I think he’s proving that this year.

“The question is not whether he can play or not, the important thing is to compete. He has to train, he has to get into this style of play. I spent eight years at Barcelona playing both left and right [wing].

“Everyone is a substitute and a starter; it depends on how you train during the week.”

Not everyone thinks Martinez should switch Inter for Barcelona, however, with Fabio Capello warning the Argentine star he’d likely only be a substitute at Camp Nou.

“Lautaro Martinez is a very good player,” Capello told El Larguero. “He has everything – a lot of quality, very fast moves and also he’s very good when he shoots on goal.

“Going to Barcelona and becoming a starter with Luis Suarez there is difficult. I think it is better to be a starter at Inter than a substitute at Barcelona.”

Racing’s president of youth football Adrian Ruben Fernandez recently revealed Messi has called Lautaro about playing for Barca and believes a move will happen sooner rather than later.

“Messi called him and wants him by his side soon, I have no doubt,” Fernandez told Sport. “For that reason, the deal to sign him is almost there.

“I know things will go well in Barcelona and that Lautaro will be an excellent replacement for Suarez. He’s the ideal heir. Thanks to Barca he will continue to grow as a player and a man.”

Source: Published by Goal

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Abdulwahab Shayau
Abdulwahab Shayau
12 days ago

He will learn from his country man and also best player Leo messi

Peter Destiny
Peter Destiny
12 days ago

I think lautaro Martinez is bound for Barcelona., and I am sure Barça will try their best for sign him because Suarez is already ageing…

Osuji Caleb ikechi
Osuji Caleb ikechi
12 days ago

Sure he’ll learn more and improve more, with the likes of Messi there you have a lot to learn from him

Alex winters
Alex winters
12 days ago

He would certainly join the Spanish giants

John Orobosa
John Orobosa
12 days ago

That would be a nice move and considering the fact he’s going to get Messi’ support and encouragement. Wish him the best

Ayodele Adeyemi Fortune
Ayodele Adeyemi Fortune
12 days ago

Let hope it works out as planned because alot was said about Griezman last summer.

Godwin Danjuma
Godwin Danjuma
12 days ago

Will be a good signing

Michael Josi
Michael Josi
12 days ago

This is part of the words I love from Adrian Ruben Fernandez, “I know things will go well in Barcelona and that Lautaro will be an excellent replacement for Suarez. He’s the ideal heir. Thanks to Barca he will continue to grow as a player and a man.” I totally concur with him, Martinez will definitely shine at Barcelona

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
12 days ago

Ders notin 2 benefit by moving to Barca. He’ll only live under Messi’s shadow n wen d club is tired of him, dey ship him out. He shouldn’t make d mistake of coutinho, Dembele and Griezmann

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
12 days ago

There is many players that can teach him eg…..

TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
12 days ago

He will learn

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
12 days ago

Yes he will definitely learn alot from Barcelona but he will also be prepared to do away with his pattern of play or life will be hard for him at Barcelona.

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
12 days ago

I think he will be great at Barcelona, he plays like Suarez.

NUHU A BILLAH
NUHU A BILLAH
12 days ago

I agree with him Lautaro is a master peice in his own class but even with this he can learn and improve more if he joins Barcalona

Uzomacomfort
Uzomacomfort
12 days ago

Suarez gave Martinez the best advice. Is best he remain with inter for now to get his feet instead of going to Barcelona as a substitute

Richard Rotimi
Richard Rotimi
11 days ago

Lautaro Martinez will surely grow his skills and ability with the presence of the likes of Messi in Barca

Idris yayah
Idris yayah
11 days ago

That right, with the like of messi Nd co. Martinez get no worry.

Ajao sherif
Ajao sherif
11 days ago

Luiz Suarez will over jealous,even there will be hatred among them later…

Chukwuka Obiosa
Chukwuka Obiosa
11 days ago

Since the guy is Argentinean i think he will soot in just fine because of Leo Messi

Atte
Atte
11 days ago

He’s going to benefit greatly in Barca, he’ll equally be given favors and preference especially when he’s hand picked by Messi

Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
11 days ago

He will surely learn at Barca if he wish to

Idowu Ayomipo
Idowu Ayomipo
11 days ago

He will improve but i hope he is not overshadowed by messi

Nwakor Emmanuel
Nwakor Emmanuel
11 days ago

Messi will improve him

Ayodeji Adeniyi
Ayodeji Adeniyi
11 days ago

He will be a perfect replacement for Suarez

Chetachi Nwabueze
Chetachi Nwabueze
11 days ago

It could go either way for him tbh.
But I hope he does well

Micah Maikudi
Micah Maikudi
11 days ago

Yes oh

Emeghurhie Peter
Emeghurhie Peter
11 days ago

Martinez should think we’ll before going to Barca , because is not about going to Barca at the end of it they will use him as substitute but since Messi like him , he will player well

Anthony chidalu
Anthony chidalu
11 days ago

His a good player

Anthony chidalu
Anthony chidalu
11 days ago

his good

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
11 days ago

Playing alongside Lionel Messi will help him to improve and grow his game…. The Barcelona playing philosophy will also suit him

Abidemi oladele
Abidemi oladele
11 days ago

Would love to see him there

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
10 days ago

It will be nice for him to play at barca

Stanley Ejike Raphael
Stanley Ejike Raphael
10 days ago

Thats true, i believe he will do very great at barcelona

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
6 days ago

He will surely improve Barcelona