The Inter Milan forward spoke to reporters about his future. Lautaro confirms that Barcelona were interested in his transfer. The Argentine player is going to stay at Inter Milan for a long time.

Inter striker Lautaro Martinez, whose future has been actively linked with Barcelona, has said he intends to stay at the Milan club for a long time.

“I will not leave Inter in the summer. Yes, a year ago, Barcelona were interested in me. But I immediately told Conte that I was only thinking about Inter, and the negotiations could not affect me. My way turned out to be like that.

Now all this is in the past. I am completely focused on Inter. So, I am going to sign a new contract with them. I do not know when Inter will officially announce this. “I like the club, the city and the fans,” Italian media quoted the Argentine forward as saying.

Lautaro Martinez moved to Inter Milan from Argentine Racing in the summer of 2018, and then the transfer fee was € 25 million. The 23-year-old striker has played in 23 Serie A games this season, scoring 13 goals and providing four assists.

As you may know, “Barcelona” wanted to buy him but could not pay his ransom (111 million euros). So, “Inter” did not want to sit at the negotiating table.

Lautaro Martinez, who is valued at € 70 million by Transfermarkt.com, has a contract with Inter until the summer of 2023.

After 23 games in Serie A, Inter Milan, coached by Antonio Conte, have 53 points and are at the top of the tournament table. Inter, which are 4 points ahead of the nearest follower Milan, will play its next match on February 28, at home to Genoa.