Inter have officially announced the renewal of Lautaro Martinez’s contract at San Siro, but Atletico Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur are not expected to give up signing the Argentine in the future.
The Argentina international, who arrived at Inter from Racing Club in July 2018 for a reported €25m and 10 per cent of a future re-sale.
Inter have signalled that they intend to fend off any possible suitors by not entering negotiations with interested parties this summer.
Lautaro Martinez had a release clause at €111m in the previous deal but has now penned a new five-year contract until June 2026.
Atletico Madrid and Fabio Paratici’s Tottenham were interested in the 23-year-old during the summer but Inter decided against selling the striker.
But even if Lautaro has signed a new contract with the Nerazzurri, the club could allow him to leave in the future for the right offer.
CEO Beppe Marotta spoke about the club’s transfer policy last week and pointed out that Romelu Lukaku was given a chance to return to Chelsea after asking for a move.
“The player’s desire is always crucial, as a manager I’m not worried about selling,” Marotta said. “But about buying. Right now, there isn’t any club in Italy that can offer a huge salary to a player.”
Lautaro might not have a release clause anymore, but the club could be willing to listen to offers if he pushes to leave the Nerazzurri in the future – like Lukaku did before returning to the Premier League.
But a future move to Tottenham Hotspur seems like an unlikely scenario, as the former Juventus director Paratici is not on good terms with Marotta and the negotiations could thus be fairly complicated.