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Argentina national team manager wants to see Lautaro Martinez play with Lionel Messi at Barcelona

‘The more games he plays with Messi, the better’, says Lionel Scaloni

FBL-ARGENTINA-MESSI Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP via Getty Images

The Argentina national team manager Lionel Scaloni was the latest to give his opinion on Lautaro Martínez’s potential move from Inter Milan to Barcelona. Scaloni coaches both Lautaro and Lionel Messi at the international level and would love to see the two together at Camp Nou.

According to Scaloni, they already have a good chemistry and would develop an even better understanding playing together every week. The Albiceleste boss also compared Lautaro to Luis Suárez, but he believes it won’t be easy for Barça to convince Inter to sell the 22-year-old striker.

“It’s logical that they want to play together, they get along well. They understand each other well.

“We would like that. They have already played together in the national team. For me as [Argentina] coach, and for the national team, the more games they play, the better.

“Lautaro is the striker that is in fashion. He has an incredible projection, he is strong, he is incredibly eager to succeed. Everyone is looking at him because he is young and talented. He is a player that everyone would want to have in their team.

“The first thing that I think of is how easy is it going to be to get Lautaro away from Inter? Inter is a big club, with a powerful president. It’s honestly not going to be easy and I hope he does what is best for him.

“He is similar to Luis Suárez. They are area players that never give a ball up as lost, players that punish defences, that mark moves... players like [Martinez] can give a club certain years of tranquility as a No. 9.”

Source: Cadena SER via ESPN

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