Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi has again praised the specifications of his fellow striker Lautaro Martinez, who is a strong candidate to join from Inter of Italy to the Catalan team.
While Barcelona's Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez celebrated his 33rd year, the leaders and La Liga champions in the last two seasons are looking for a player to carry the offensive flame instead.
With many reports indicating Barcelona's desire to include Laotaro from Inter, Messi re-praised his countryman and told the newspaper "Mondo Deportivo" on Friday: "To be frank, I do not know if there are or there are negotiations about it. I have no idea. But Lautaro is a wonderful and complete striker. He is strong and elusive well, he can score goals and can protect the ball. He has a lot of similarities with Luis Suarez. We'll see what happens. "
Laotaro (22 years) shine remarkably this season with Inter and formed an offensive duo with the Belgian Romelu Lukaku, after he scored 16 goals in 31 games this season, but press reports indicated the value of his penal clause with Inter about 120 million US dollars.
"The one who decides in the transfer file must be smart in the expected Mercato (transfer period). The team must be improved intelligently," said Messi, the best player in the world 6 times, who will reach thirty-three next June.
Barcelona leads the La Liga standings, two points behind its arch-rivals Real Madrid, and took a step towards the quarter-finals of the Champions League after a draw on Italian soil (1-1), before the competition was suspended due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.
With Barcelona trying to win its first Champions League title since 2015, Messi, who was crowned the continental title four times, referred to remarks in which he indicated last February that in order to achieve the prestigious title, Barcelona must play better, which provoked the objection of his coach, "perhaps (coach Kiki) City" I misunderstood me. I wanted to say that the way we play, we wouldn't have won the competition. I never doubt the quality of the squad. "
Messi has entered into several conflicts with his administration recently, including accusing President Josep Maria Bartomeo of undermining players during negotiations to reduce their salaries by 70 percent, to ensure that the salaries of other employees of the club are paid in full during the period of crisis experienced by Spain and the world due to the outbreak of the new Corona virus. .
Messi had also publicly criticized the French sports director Eric Abidal in February, after the latter made statements criticizing the players for not supporting the article coach from his position, Ernesto Valverde.

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