'The guy is a beast': Lukaku heaps praise on team-mate Martinez

‘The guy is really a beast…I love him’: Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku heaps praise on team-mate Lautaro Martinez as Barcelona lead the chase to sign the highly rated Argentinian

  • Romelu Lukaku has formed a deadly partnership with Lautaro Martinez in Italy 
  • The pair have scored 39 goals between them in all competitions for Inter Milan
  • Martinez has been linked with Barcelona who want him to replace Luis Suarez

Romelu Lukaku has labelled his Inter Milan team-mate Lautaro Martinez as a ‘beast’ as the Argentinian attracts transfer interest from Barcelona.

Since joining Martinez at the San Siro, the pair have combined for 39 goals between them in all competitions proving to be a deadly duo in the Serie A.

Though their potent strike partnership could be halted if Barcelona decide to fork out on Martinez’s £97.5m release clause.

Romelu Lukaku has enjoyed life at Inter Milan forming a deadly duo with Lautaro Martinez

When asked about Martinez during an Instagram Live, Lukaku said: ‘Amazing, the guy is really a beast.

He added: ‘He is doing so well, he keeps improving, I love him.’

Argentine international Martinez is highly valued by Barcelona, with the La Liga club pursuing him as a potential long-term replacement for the ageing Luis Suarez.

The 22-year-old has already played alongside Lionel Messi for Argentina and could be tempted by the prospect of linking up with his compatriot at club level.

Having started out at Racing Club, Martinez made the switch to Inter in 2018 and has proceeded to produce some impressive performances. 

It is believed that Barcelona would be willing to offer him a contract offer worth £9m a year to attempt to lure him over to the Camp Nou.

Martinez has scored 16 goals this season and has been linked with a move away from the club

The Catalan giants aren’t the only club reported to be interested, with Manchester City, Chelsea and league rivals Real Madrid all believed to be keeping an eye on the situation as well. 

Inter Milan however are very keen to keep their man, with vice-president and club legend Javier Zanetta saying that he believes Martinez will stay at the club.

Partnering Martinez with Lukaku has been crucial to Inter’s challenge for the Serie A title, with the pair scoring 28 goals between them in the league.  

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