Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur target Lautaro Martinez has agreed to sign a new contract with Inter Milan.
Spurs had allegedly agreed on a €60m (£50.9m) fee for Martinez at the start of August but the deal fell through following Romelu Lukaku’s move to Chelsea, with Inter no longer needing the funds from the Argentine’s sale.
Despite some sources suggesting a couple of weeks ago that the 23-year-old was close to agreeing on a contract extension with Inter, Tottenham were still backed to make a late move for the striker if they lost Harry Kane before the end of the month.
Kane provided a big boost to Nuno Espirito Santo’s men by revealing earlier this week that he will stay at Spurs this summer.
The speculation linking the Lilywhites with the likes of Martinez has understandably gone quiet over recent days.
Romano has now revealed that the Argentina international has reached an agreement over a new deal at the San Siro.
The journalist revealed that the Nerrazuri decided to keep Martinez despite both Spurs and Atletico Madrid offering €70m (£60m) plus adds on for the striker during the current window.
Inter have reached an agreement with Lautaro Martinez and his agent to extend the contract. Deal set to be completed and announced soon. Lautaro stays – confirmed. 🇦🇷📑 #Inter
Tottenham and Atletico Madrid offered €70m plus add ons weeks ago.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 28, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
I was surprised how quickly Spurs fans bought into the narrative being pushed by the club through journalists that we were targetting Martinez or Vlahovic to partner Kane rather than as the England captain’s replacement.
It is understandable why Tottenham would want the world to think that since they would not want to be fleeced into paying over the odds for the aforementioned players.
In reality, it is obvious that Spurs only enquired about Martinez and Vlahovic as potential Kane replacements. Spending £60m+ on a striker if Kane had stayed, would have made no sense at all.
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