Inter chief Marotta feels in-demand Lautaro Martinez needs to up his game

Internazionale CEO Giuseppe Marotta has told Italian media that Lautaro Martinez will need to up his game if he wants to make a big-money transfer in the future. The Argentinian was on fire for Inter during the first half of the season, scoring 16 goals for the cub. Since the return of the Serie A in June, Martinez has scored just one goal.

“There are two factors to consider, the competitive one and the one relating to the transfer market, which run concurrently,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia. “Inter don’t want to sell a 23-year-old lad like him, but this is a time when rumours are flying about.” Barcelona has been seriously interested in signing Martinez for next season.

But since the return of the Serie A in June, Martinez has not showed a great form. “We saw Lautaro the great player in the first half of the season, which caught the attention of big clubs. Now, he must find peace of mind to guarantee Inter the performance levels he showed in the first half of the season.”