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Javier Saviola tells Lautaro Martinez playing with Lionel Messi is not as easy as it seems

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The Inter Milan striker has been linked with a move

FC Barcelona v Inter: Group F - UEFA Champions League Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images

Former Barcelona striker Javier Saviola has told Lautaro Martinez that it’s not as easy as it seems to play with Lionel Messi at Barcelona.

The Inter Milan striker is reportedly Barcelona’s top transfer target ahead of the summer transfer window and is wanted as the long-term replacement for Luis Suarez.

Saviola thinks he’d be a good buy for the Catalan giants but added he thinks it can be difficult adjusting to playing with some of the world’s best players.

“Honestly for me he is a player who can come in handy for Barcelona,” he said.

“We know what it means to be next to Suarez, Messi and other great players. I am not saying that it is easy to play with them.

“Dybala said it was difficult with Messi and I supported him because it requires a high level of concentration, to be at his pace. It seems easy but it is not.”

Source | Goal

Martinez has played alongside Messi with Argentina and appears to have impressed the Barcelona captain. He said in February the striker is “showing he’s a great player” and that he hoped he’d move to Barca.