Sunday April 5 2020
Barcelona to double Lautaro salary

Spanish newspaper Sport claims that Barcelona are offering to double the salary Lautaro Martinez would get in a new contract with Inter.

The 22-year-old is tied down until June 2023, but already discussing an extension with possible raise of the €111m release clause after an excellent campaign.

He scored 16 goals with four assists in 31 competitive appearances, including five in six Champions League games.

According to Sport, negotiations are not going well, because Lautaro Martinez and his agent know full well there are several clubs ready to snap him up this summer, even for the release clause.

Barcelona are by far the favourites, ahead of Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United, especially if they include Arturo Vidal and other players as part of the deal.

Today’s report in Spain suggests Inter are offering a €4m per season salary at San Siro in the new contract, but Barcelona are ready to double that.

At this stage, a renewal seems unlikely and the Nerazzurri are almost resigned to losing the striker, albeit at a massive profit.

They paid €25m to Racing Club Avellaneda in the summer of 2018.

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