Inter have officially signed Argentine forward Lautaro MARTIEZ of Racing Club.
One of the most promising players of the Argentine Superliga has made the jump to Europe, with the 20 year old signing a five year deal. The medical, which was done a few weeks ago was just the beginning as the deal was confirmed earlier today by the club.
Official: #WelcomeLautaro! 📣⚫🔵
The Argentine has signed a five-year contract ✍
— Inter (@Inter_en) July 4, 2018
Lautaro MARTINEZ was on Jorge SAMPAOLI’s preliminary list of 35 players for the 2018 FIFA World Cup but ultimately missed out on the squad to Russia. However, he will no doubt play a major role moving forward for his national team and a partnership between he and fellow Argentine Mauro ICARDI could be in the books not only at club level but also for the Albiceleste.
Speaking in an interview with Inter’s Instagram TV program, here’s what he had to say:
“In truth I am very happy, we were working for this, today everything is closed and I am very happy for this stage of my career that I will spend here.”
Did you follow Inter’s last season? What do you think you can give?
“Yes, of course I followed them. First of all I want to settle down and meet my teammates and coach, then I want to understand what I will be doing on the pitch, of course I’m ready to give my best for this shirt.”
What do you expect from Italian football?
“I expect to adapt quickly, for me it will be a new game, completely different from the Argentinian one, but I think the Serie A will be crucial to learn more and add new qualities to my game and help my teammates and play where the manager thinks he needs to play me.”
You continue a tradition, that of the Argentines at Inter. You are an attacker like Icardi and Milito…
“I had the opportunity to share the locker room at Racing with Milito, so many times he told me what Inter means, then I spoke with Javier Zanetti too. I want to follow their path at this club.”
Have you received messages from your new fans?
“Yes, the truth is that since we started talking about my transfer, many fans started sending me messages on social media, and many were present at the airport and in front of the hotel, which can only make me happy, because it helps to get in touch with the environment very quickly, I want to repay this affection as soon as possible.”
Any words for the fans?
“I want to thank all those who have followed me and sent messages. I hope that this season we can get as high as possible, where this club deserves to be, I want to give my best for this shirt.”