Zanetti: Barcelona? I see Lautaro Martinez happy at Inter

Lautaro Martinez is reportedly Barcelona's prime transfer target as it looks to sign a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez.

Lautaro Martinez has scored 16 goals in 31 games across all competitions this season.   -  Getty Images

Inter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti believes Lautaro Martinez is happy at the Serie A club amid strong links to Barcelona.

Martinez is reportedly Barca's prime transfer target as the La Liga champion looks to sign a long-term replacement for veteran forward Luis Suarez.

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Also linked to Real Madrid and Manchester City, Martinez had scored 16 goals in 31 games across all competitions before the coronavirus pandemic brought sport to a standstill.

Zanetti was asked about Martinez during an Instagram Live session with former Inter striker Christian Vieri and he said: "I will be sincere. When we took him, we knew he was one of Argentina's most promising young men.

"Now with the work of [head coach Antonio] Conte, at just 22 years old, he can give a lot. Right now here, with everything that is happening, we are not thinking about what he will do. 

"Then we'll see, but now I see him very happy here at Inter. And with Lukaku he is great."

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Martinez swapped Racing Club for Inter in 2018 and he has quickly established himself as one of the most sought-after forwards in European football.

The Argentina international has scored 25 goals in total since joining Inter from Racing Club.

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