The Argentinean is one of the Blaugrana’s main goals for the next transfer window, but he has a release clause of €111 million.
Lautaro’s release clause of €111 million
Barcelona remains calm after negative comments coming out of Inter regarding the transfer of Lautaro Martinez. The Argentinean is one of the Blaugrana’s main goals for the next transfer window, but he has a release clause of €111 million. “A move to Barcelona? Lautaro’s only way out of Inter is if they pay his release clause,” said Piero Ausilio, Sporting director of Inter. However, of course, Barcelona does not retreat in pursuit of the striker – they see in these comments part of the negotiation process. “We do not refuse it. We do not write it off, far from it,” is the reply from the Barcelona camp. The Catalan club are confident that next season Lautaro will be a Barcelona player. While his desire to switch to Camp Nou is a crucial factor.
Martinez rejected the chance to extend the contract with Inter
Playing with Lionel Messi is the main plus for the 22-year-old. Who Barcelona wants to associate with the five-year deal as soon as they sign it. Lautaro still has three more years left on his contract with Inter. But he rejected the chance to extend the agreement. He knows that other, more powerful clubs are interested in him. So he would prefer a move to Camp Nou over everything else. However, Inter’s refusal to negotiate with Barcelona over the €111 million release clause for Lautaro is a significant obstacle that needs to be addressed. Barcelona, at the moment, probably can’t afford to pay such an amount of money. But their condition may change in July when the term for the exemption clause expires. Barcelona for several months trying to comply with this paragraph on the issue of €111 million, using players as part of the deal.
However, an agreement between the two parties has not yet been reached. And now Inter have made it clear that they want Lautaro’s release clause to be paid in full, in cash. As soon as July arrives, Barcelona will be free to negotiate for a player whose value will drop significantly in the much weaker transfer market due to coronavirus. Therefore, the Blaugrana are ready to wait until they can include players in the deal and pay a much lower fee for signing Lautaro.