Saturday May 23 2020
Setien: 'Lautaro can play in my Barca'

Quique Setien admits Inter striker Lautaro Martinez ‘can be very good’ in his Barcelona team but refused to comment on the future of Juventus target Arthur.

Barca appear desperate to partner Lautaro with Argentina teammate Lionel Messi, and Setien only added to the speculation.

“We’re all clear there are four or five footballers who play in his position who are extraordinary and that any of them have what it takes to play for Barcelona,” the club’s coach told beIN Sports.

“In reference to this player, he’s a player who can be very good in this team, as well as the others who may be at his level.”

Arthur maintains he will not leave Camp Nou of his own volition, despite the Catalans trying to include him in a swap deal for Miralem Pjanic...

“If he’s said that… I really have nothing to say about the future of the players. I’m very focused on what lies ahead, on our work.

“I’m going to need all my players because we don’t know the circumstances and how they’ll develop once the season resumes.

“There’s a long way to go, we can’t be speculating on these things. I’m counting on everyone and I hope everyone is able to perform at their best in the 11 games that remain.”

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