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Quique Setien says playing with Lionel Messi is a ‘huge incentive’ for Lautaro Martinez

The Barcelona boss has addressed recent rumors

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Barcelona manager Quique Setien has been talking about Lautaro Martinez amid huge speculation the club will make a move for the Inter Milan striker this summer.

The 61-year-old praised the forward and says the opportunity to play alongside Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou is a huge incentive for any player.

“He is an important player, a great player, and Barcelona are always interested in great players, of course,” Setien said.

“But in these times without football, a different name comes out every day. For many players the opportunity to be able to play with Messi represents a huge incentive.”

Source | Gazzetta dello Sport

Of course the two attackers have already played together at international level, while Messi has also said he’d be happy to see Martinez join Barcelona.

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