According to a recent report by Racing de Alma, Chelsea are in the race to secure the signature of Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan. However, the same source has also mentioned that the Pensioners will face stiff competition from Manchester City in pursuit of the Serie A sensation.
Martinez’s Playing Career At A Glance
The 21-year-old began his youth career playing for Racing Club in Argentina before working his way up to their first-team. His performances back in South America caught the attention of the Inter chiefs as they decided to take a chance on him last summer.
Martinez has enjoyed a brilliant campaign for Luciano Spalletti’s side thus far after putting in some dazzling displays at the San Siro during this season. The Argentine goal-getter is one of the rising stars in Italy who could be nurtured into a world-class talent in the coming years.
The Serie A sensation has made 30 appearances for Inter this term, scoring a healthy tally of nine goals while grabbing two assists across multiple competitions. He has also represented his nation at various youth levels and is currently playing for Argentina at the senior level. Martinez has earned six caps for his country and has two goals to his name so far.
What Will The Argentine Striker Add To Sarri’s Side?
Martinez boasts decent pace which helps him make some smart runs behind the opposition backline. He is also physically dominant and can hold the ball up to get his teammates involved in the game. The fact that he has added goals to improve his overall numbers this season makes him one of the most promising young centre-forwards in Italian football.
The addition of a striker of Martinez’s potential will undoubtedly bolster Maurizio Sarri’s attacking options at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are in dire need of a proven goal-scorer so sealing a move for the Argentine will benefit them in the long-run and not in the short-term.
Should The Pensioners Sign Him?
The Inter prospect has all the makings of a top-class striker so the best thing for him would be to keep developing his game with every season. As for the Pensioners, they should do everything in their power to lure the Serie A sensation to West London soon.