Inter Not That Close to Highly Anticipated Extension

Inter have often expressed major confidence in coming to terms with Lautaro Martinez, while his camp and the player himself have been more cautious in their recent statements. There’s optimism about the outcome of the negotiation, but there’s still a sizeable gap between the offer and the request, La Gazzetta dello Sport relays (via Fantacalcio).

The Nerazzurri have proposed €8M plus add-ons, while the entourage of the star asked for a couple million more annually. The two parties will keep negotiating. The alarm is far from sounding off.

Lautaro Martinez is under contract with Inter until 2026. The situation is about a year removed from becoming a problem. The Nerazzurri will attempt to modulate the bonuses tied to appearances, achievements, and results to get closer to the request.

More meetings with his agent Alejandro Camano will be necessary to sort things out. The next one could take place on March 13th, when they’ll face Atletico Madrid in Spain for the return leg of the Champions League’s Round of 16.

Nobody within the club’s front office wants a repeat of what happened with Milan Skriniar. El Toro is not for sale and is worth no less than €150M.

Our Take on Inter and Lautaro Martinez

These issues are typical in deals of that magnitude. The Nerazzurri will have to push through their unofficial cap of salaries to get it done, with all the entailed consequences. They have time. Instead, it’s surprising they have been so vocal about it.

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