€90million star wants to join Liverpool – Michael Edwards can finally land 24-year-old, long-term target

Liverpool have been tracking Lautaro Martinez for over a year and a half and could sign him this summer with the player keen to join the Reds.

The Argentine scored his fourth goal in three games in a 3-1 win over Roma on Saturday as the Serie A title race with AC Milan intensifies.

In this Article

  • Martinez form warrants attraction from Europe’s biggest clubs
  • Liverpool want Martinez despite €90million price tag and hold long-term interest
  • Arsenal set to be snubbed by Martinez in favour of move to a more competitive club
  • Liverpool should capitalise on this season’s success in the transfer market

Martinez form warrants attraction from Europe’s biggest clubs

While he seemed afraid of taking on Virgil van Dijk at stages during Liverpool’s Champions League encounter with Inter, the forward did score a screamer at Anfield after the Dutch defender failed to close him down outside the box.

Lautaro Martinez

In all competitions, he has 22 goals this season which is the same as Sadio Mane, one fewer than Diogo Jota and ten fewer than Mohamed Salah.

With Roberto Firmino’s contract expiring in 2023, it’s not inconceivable that the Brazilian could accept an offer from abroad this summer and if that happens, he will need to be replaced for Liverpool to retain their incredible attacking depth.

Currently, Jurgen Klopp is able to choose from Mane, Salah, Jota, Firmino, Luis Diaz, Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino.

Liverpool want Martinez despite €90million price tag and hold long-term interest

Inter Milan reportedly value Martinez at €90million (£75m) but will likely fight to keep him if any big clubs attempt to sign him this summer.

Lautaro Martinez

According to Calciomercato, Liverpool wanted to sign Martinez “a year and a half ago before taking Diogo Jota” from Wolves for £45million.

Apparently, he is still “on the list” of options Michael Edward and Julian Ward have regarding Liverpool’s future “post Firmino”.

The report states that it has not been ruled out that Liverpool will make an attempt to sign Martinez in the summer, as “the Reds may give it a try in the summer”.

Arsenal set to be snubbed by Martinez in favour of move to a more competitive club

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Martinez is set to snub Arsenal’s approaches this summer as he would prefer “to join a club like Liverpool, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Barcelona or Real Madrid.”

Lautaro Martinez

Meanwhile, it’s reported by Calciomercato, via Paisley Gates, that Inter could sell Martinez if an offer worth £67million is made this summer.

They state that he would like to join Liverpool as they consistently win titles under Jurgen Klopp.

Liverpool should capitalise on this season’s success in the transfer market

Given that the Reds are gunning for the quadruple this season, they will not be short of players keen to sign with them at the end of the season.

Michael Edwards

While Liverpool’s squad is already bursting to the brim with unbelievable players, it might be wise to capitalise on the success of this campaign.

There are potentially 9 games to go in a season that could see Liverpool add an FA Cup, a Champions League title and the Premier League title to the Carabao Cup trophy already won this term.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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