Tottenham has agreed to pay $83.2 million for Lautaro Martinez.
Tottenham is apparently closing in on a deal for Lautaro Martinez, indicating that they are doing everything they can to keep Harry Kane.
Spurs have negotiated a $83.2 million fee with Inter Milan for striker Lautaro Martinez, according to The Times in the UK, after signing highly-rated centre defender Cristian Romero from Atalanta.
Martinez, on either hand, is expected to play with Kane rather than replace him up front.
Tottenham are looking quite top heavy with Heung-min Son signed to a new long-term contract, as well as Lucas Moura, Dele Alli, Steven Bergwijn, and new talented winger Bryan Gil around, but it looks they have a plan.
Tottenham is leading Arsenal in the pursuit for Martinez.
According to The Times, Tottenham has overtaken Arsenal in the race to recruit Martinez.
The Argentine forward, who won the Copa America with La Albiceleste alongside new Tottenham acquisition Cristian Romero this summer, has long been linked with a move to Barcelona. However, due to Barca’s financial difficulties, he will not be returning to the Nou Camp anytime soon.
Instead, Tottenham has reached an agreement with Inter, who have recently agreed to transfer Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea for approximately $135 million. Given Inter Milan’s financial difficulties, these purchases for Martinez and Lukaku, as well as the sale of Achraf Hakimi to PSG, will bring in almost $300 million in transfer fees alone this summer.
If the Martinez trade is completed, it will be a game-changer for Tottenham. His goals, increasing runs, and link-up play would complement Kane and Son’s play at the top. Martinez, 23, is on the verge of becoming Europe’s next great striker, particularly to his unstoppable pairing with Romelu Lukaku at Inter.