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Lionel Messi heaps praise on Barcelona summer target

Messi praises summer target Lautaro Martinez

Lionel Messi heaps praise on Barcelona summer target

20 February 2020 - 17:40

Barcelona ace Lionel Messi has lavished praise on summer target Lautaro Martinez.

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  • The Inter Milan striker turns out to be the top target for the Catalan club following his impressive campaign in Serie A and UCL.

    While speaking in an interview with Mundo Deportivo, Messi called his compatriot a spectacular player and added that he carries the traits of Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez.

    He told: "He is spectacular. He was seen to be a great player, now he exploded and is showing it. He is very strong. He has a very good one against one, he has a lot of goals, in the area he fights with anyone.

    "Lautaro has a lot of quality. He is very complete. Lautaro has much resemblance to Luis."

    The 22-year-old has been long touted as the successor to Suarez, who is in the twilight of his career.

    Martinez is also said to be monitored by Barca’s arch-rivals Real Madrid and are willing to meet his release clause of €111m.

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