After several months of negotiations with Inter, the moment of truth has come. Barcelona itself has always been clear that new players will not arrive until existing ones have been transferred. In the last few days, Arturo Vidal, Nelson Semedo, and Luis Suarez have left, allowing the club to sign Lautaro.

Barca now has the funds to sign Lautaro Martinez

Barcelona will make a final attempt to sign Inter striker Lautaro Martinez in the coming hours. After several months of negotiations with Inter, the moment of truth has come. Barcelona itself has always been clear that new players will not arrive until existing ones have been transferred. In the last few days, Arturo Vidal, Nelson Semedo, and Luis Suarez have left, allowing the club to sign Lautaro. The departure of these three players, plus Arthur Melo and Ivan Rakitic, changed the financial situation. About €70 million were saved in terms of salary, while Nelson Semedo’s move to Wolverhampton Wanderers brought in €30 million. These two aspects mean that Barcelona now has the funds to make a move for Lautaro.

It’s the club’s last attempt to sign the forward

Inter insisted that they value the 23-year-old at €100 million, while Barcelona know that if they meet this figure, they will no longer be able to make any more signings. It is a problem for the Catalan club, given the lack of depth on the right-back and center-back. Barcelona will make one last attempt to sign Lautaro. If they agree with Inter, they will seek to close the deal for the forward quickly; however, the Blaugrana will have to look for alternative targets if the answer is no. Memphis Depay is Ronald Koeman’s first choice, but the sporting directorate is considering other low-profile forwards. Once again, Girona striker Cristian Stuani has appeared as a possible option.

Meanwhile, other deals are progressing in the background, with Ajax right-back Sergino Dest lining up to replace Semedo. At the same time, Manchester City’s Eric Garcia is seen as the ideal player to come in at center-back. In terms of departures, Barcelona are still looking for a place for Samuel Umtiti.