Manchester United are reported to be interested in signing Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan as they continue their search for a permanent striking partner for Marcus Rashford, according to The Times. The player is said to be having a release clause of £94 million though, which might make Ed Woodward think twice before making any serious move for the player.
Martinez, who has banged in 25 goals and provided five assists in his 62 appearances for Inter Milan (Transfermarkt), is an out and out striker and can be a perfect alternative for Romelu Lukaku that Manchester United have been searching for.
Manchester United were able to get former Watford striker Odion Ighalo on loan on the deadline day of the January Transfer window after Rashford’s injury, however, search for a permanent option is said to be still on.
One fan even labelled the 22-year-old ‘Suarez no:2’ following the rumours, with Martinez averaging more shots per game (4.3) than the Uruguayan this season whilst returning the same amount of league goals (11), as per WhoScored.com.
Nonetheless, these United supporters feel they should pursue a deal for Martinez despite the large price tag – find all of their best comments from Twitter down below.
He’s filthy. Should pay it and let them keep sanchez for free
— King (@UtdBron) February 6, 2020
I will go allout for him. He is suarez no:2☄
— @abmashu17 (@Mashu17_4thmile) February 6, 2020
Clearly a brief because we don’t go for ballers like him
— L🔰(On loan at the end of a rope) (@TruthHurts_LUHG) February 6, 2020
please just pay it, if Joao Felix is £100m+ this guy is absolutely worth it. Perfect for the Premier League and is far better than Martial.
— Ed 🇾🇪 (@_mufceddie) February 6, 2020
Almost like we could have bargained for him last summer with Lukaku…
— Tom (@UtdTgns) February 6, 2020
Should pay that imo but ofc this is Utd
— /\ (@MufcRu) February 6, 2020
Should United go for Lautaro Martinez and pay his £94 million release clause?