Thursday February 20 2020
Messi: 'Lautaro good for Barcelona'

Lionel Messi praised Inter striker Lautaro Martinez and believes Luis Suarez “could help him settle into Barcelona and La Liga.”

The Argentina international has repeatedly been linked with a move to the Blaugrana, especially after scoring a goal at Camp Nou in the Champions League.

“He’s spectacular, he’s in stunning form. You could always tell he was a great player, but he’s really exploded in the last year,” Messi told Mundo Deportivo.

“He’s good in one-one one situations, fights it out with anyone, wins back the ball, can turn in the box. He’s a complete forward.”

There have been numerous reports suggesting Lautaro Martinez is the heir to Luis Suarez at Barcelona and Messi seems to agree.

“He is very similar to Suarez, both use their ball to turn, protect the ball, battle and score goals.

“I think all great players will in the end adapt. Luis Suarez has a lot of experience and could help Lautaro settle into the club and the Liga. Of course, this is all a hypothetically speaking..."

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