Lautaro Martinez’s representative said former Roma boss Monchi ‘turned down’ the chance to sign the 22-year-old from Racing Club for €8 m in January 2018.
The striker joined Inter in July that year for €25 m and
The striker is now part of a €111 m bidding war between Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Real Madrid, who joined Inter in July 2018 for €25 m.
“In January 2018, I offered Lautaro Martinez to Roma for € 8 million.” said agent and intermediary Luis Ruzzi to.
“That was the release clause Racing had at the time, but the Giallorossi did not accept it. “There were also talks with Atletico Madrid, which were essential, but did not turn into anything concrete.”
“The Racing President changed the clause on January 20 to raise it to €20 m and then Inter did the rest.”