Lautaro Martínez: Lionel Messi tried to get me to sign for Barcelona

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Lautaro Martinez has admitted that his Argentine teammate Lionel Messi tried to persuade him to leave Inter and join Barcelona where the former Blaugrana captain was.

The Catalan club have been keen to sign the Argentine striker a few consecutive transfer windows, but Lautaro has insisted he wants to stay at the Nerazzurri.

“You asked me about my status at Inter,” Lautaro told Sport Mediaset.

“But I always tell him I stay.”

Lautaro Martinez has admitted that his Argentine teammate Lionel Messi tried to persuade him to leave Inter and join Barcelona where the former Blaugrana captain.

The Catalan club have been keen to sign the Argentine striker a few consecutive transfer windows, but Lautaro has insisted he wants to stay at the Nerazzurri.

“You asked me about my status at Inter,” Lautaro told Sport Mediaset.

“But I always tell him I stay.”

Lautaro, who joined Inter Milan back in 2018, has continued to express his hope that he will be able to renew his contract at the club soon.

“I’m talking to the team to reach an agreement,” added Lautaro.

It has been a good decision [to join Inter] and I am happy to be living in this beloved city with my family.

“We work hard and I try to help my teammates sometimes I score a goal and sometimes I don’t get it but I feel good.

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