Report: Tottenham believe they can land Lautaro Martinez despite Inter’s stance

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Lautaro Martinez
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According to a report by BBC Sport, Tottenham Hotspur believe that they can get their hands on Lautaro Martinez this summer despite Inter Milan denying reports that a fee had been agreed for the Argentine.

Martinez has been prolific since swapping his boyhood club, Racing Club for Inter in 2019.

The 23-year-old’s goals proved crucial in the Nerrazuri’s march to the Scuddeto last season and the striker also played a key part in Argentina’s Copa America triumph this summer.

Martinez was previously mentioned as a target for Tottenham’s North London rivals, Arsenal but reports emerged yesterday that the Lilywhites had agreed on a fee with Inter.

Inter reportedly have no intention to sell the forward, while the player’s agent has also admitted that his client is happy to remain at the San Siro.

However, if BBC Sport are to be beleived, despite Inter’s stance, Tottenham are keen on Martinez and believe that they can bring him to North London.

With Inter affected by the huge financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their parent company Suning, it is suggested that Spurs hope to take advantage of the situation and land the striker.

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While the likes of Alasdair Gold have suggested that Tottenham want Martinez to partner Kane rather than to replace him, I would be surprised if that was the case.

If we are going to keep Kane, it would not make too much sense to spend £60m+ on another striker rather than addressing other areas of the pitch.

This could be a sign that Spurs are looking to get their business done before hammering out an agreement with City for the England captian, just as Levy did with Bale in 2013.

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