Manchester United contact Lautaro Martinez’s agent, face stiff competition from PSG

October 15, 2022

Manchester United are keeping tabs on Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.

According to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, United and Paris Saint-Germain recently contacted agent Alejandro Camano about the Argentinean’s availability.

Martinez has been a crucial part of the Inter squad in recent years, guiding them to the Scudetto in the 2020/21 season.

He started the new campaign slowly but still has three goals and one assist to his name in nine Serie A appearances.

He is one of the most technically gifted strikers in the world and would be a good option for United.

Cristiano Ronaldo is past his best, leaving injury-prone Anthony Martial as the only natural striker in the squad. Erik ten Hag has been forced to use Marcus Rashford as a striker, but the left-wing spot remains his best starting position.

Bringing Martinez to Old Trafford may solve Ten Hag’s centre-forward dilemma. He could be a perfect fit for the Dutchman’s long-term project.

The 25-year-old has a deal with Inter until 2026, which puts the Nerazzurri in a strong position if it comes to any negotiations.

If the Italian club can make Romelu Lukaku’s stay permanent, they may be tempted to grant a big-money move for Martinez.

PSG could provide tough competition to the Red Devils as they may need a replacement for Kylian Mbappe. If Lautaro Martinez is available, many clubs will fight to secure his services.