The Argentina international has been one of the standout players in Italy in recent years, which has attracted the attention of the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal.
What’s the latest news involving Martinez?
Having scored 74 goals in four seasons at Inter Milan, including a career-best 25 this term, the forward, described as ‘elite‘ by former manager Fabio Radaelli, has established himself as one of the top frontmen in Europe.
As a result, Tottenham were keen on his services when Nuno Espirito Santo was manager last summer and had even agreed a fee with Inter of more than £60m.
Despite Spurs’ interest, Martinez signed a long-term contract less than three months later. But having played some of the best football of his career under Antonio Conte, he’s once again being linked with a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
According to journalist Jacque Talbot, Fabio Paratici is a fan of the Argentine and even tried to sort a deal in January, meaning Martinez could still be on the move this summer, especially with Conte hopeful of finally bringing in another striker to compete with Harry Kane.
What did Clancy say about Martinez?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “I love him. Lautaro is one of the most enjoyable players in Europe to watch when he’s on it. He’s comparable to Son. He’s not really a number nine or 10, he floats in between those two positions.”
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Which other strikers have Tottenham been linked with?
With Champions League football now secured, it promises to be an exciting summer in north London.
But with games coming thick and fast at the start of next season, due to the World Cup, Tottenham simply need to sign another attacking player to ease the workload on Kane.
Spurs have been fortunate in recent seasons that Kane has managed to keep himself in prime condition, but they surely cannot continue to run that risk.
And it appears that’s unlikely to be the case once again. According to Football.London, Spurs are interested in a host of strikers across Europe.
The report states that Paratici has his eyes on Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Victor Osimhen, Alexander Isak, Darwin Nunez, and Patrick Schick, while the Telegraph believe that Tottenham are set to battle it out with Arsenal for Gabriel Jesus.