When the six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi expressed the desire to go away from Camp Nou, the football world went into a panic and the craziest rumors were chained. Javier Zanetti, vice-president of Inter Milan, returned to the situation, showing little surprise that the number 10 remained at Barca for an additional season.
El dirente del conjunto italiano reconoció that nunca fue una opción ir a fondo por la Pulga, that ultimately quedará in Barcelona.https://t.co/JilCLgAdE7
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“We weren’t able to make an offer for Messi“, Zanetti told TyC Sports. “Our market is to sell first, then buy – we have to respect financial fair play. There was no point in sitting down to chat with Messi. As he always said, Barcelona are his home, his family and, seeing how it ended, it’s true that it stays that way. He was very clear when he said that the family weighs heavily in the balance and that it is delicate, very delicate. Finances are not important. “
Lautaro Martinez, far from Barça for Zanetti
If Messi, who has resumed training individually, will continue at Camp Nou, another Argentina international is courted by the Catalan club. In order to compensate for the upcoming departure of Luis Suarez, Lautaro Martinez is targeted. It is true that he has displayed, in selection Albiceleste, a beautiful affinity with Messi.
However, Zanetti insisted that the 23-year-old striker has a desire to continue on the Serie A side. “In his case, being just a young player with such potential, it is normal for other teams to watch him. But what I see every day is that Lautaro Martinez wants to stay in Italy. At the moment there are no negotiations between Inter and Barcelona. We are happy with him and I know he is happy here too. He knows he is at a big club and that he is improving a lot thanks to the coach, Antonio Conte “, he said.