Wednesday July 15 2020
Suarez: 'Barca ready for Lautaro'

Luis Suarez says the Barcelona squad would welcome Inter striker Lautaro Martinez with open arms, calling him a ‘truly great player’.

Martinez continues to be linked with Barca, who are reportedly preparing an offer worth €70m plus left-back Junior Firpo.

He would effectively replace Suarez as the Catalans’ No 9, but the incumbent reiterated he would have no problems if the 22-year-old arrived.

“He’s a truly great player. He’s been playing at a very high level for Inter,” he told Sport.

“It’s not easy to move to Italy from Argentina and show everything he has in a league as difficult as the Italian one.

“He’s young and we’ll try to help him if he comes to Barca, to adapt and make him feel comfortable.”

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