Lautaro Out Lacazette In? Inter Milan Urged To Sell Striker And Sign Arsenal Player
The former Nerazzurri forward believes those at San Siro must cash in on an Argentine forward Lautaro and bring in any other striker from the Premier League.
Inter have to be looking to offload Lautaro Martinez and bring in Alexandre Lacazette from Arsenal as the Argentine’s replacement, claims Antonio Cassano.
The Nerazzurri are having to try and fend off mounting interest in a prized asset as Lautaro has emerged as a pinnacle target for La Liga giants Barcelona, with Goal informed that a lucrative contract offer is being readied in Catalunya.
Cassano believes Inter need to open themselves up to bids from Camp Nou, with the potential there to bring in a big-money transfer fee.
Any money generated from the sale of Lautaro could then be invested back into a star-studded squad.
Lacazette could be lined up as an appropriate replacement, with the France international a validated goalscorer who has delivered end product in Ligue 1 and the Premier League.
Cassano feels the 28-year-old would be a clever addition to Antonio Conte’s squad, and he additionally believes that Edinson Cavani could be drafted in from Paris Saint-Germain, with the Uruguayan approaching the end of his contract at Parc des Princes.
Cavani has slipped down the pecking order in France following the arrival of Mauro Icardi on loan from Inter.
The Argentine striker is another anticipated to be on the move this summer, both in a permanent deal with PSG or some other European heavyweight, and that will enable Conte to pursue multiple targets.
Former Inter forward Cassano told an Instagram Q& A with Pierluigi Pardo on how the subsequent window ought to play out at San Siro: “Lautaro is very good, however, I would sell him.
“You bought him for €20m and sell him for over €100m.
“Or even get €70m to €80m and Arthur. Then I would go for [Edinson] Cavani, who is on an expiring contract and would be best for Conte.
“In addition, there will additionally be money from the sale of Icardi and I would go to Arsenal to bring in Lacazette.
“Lautaro will become even better, however, I would say to him: ‘It was a pleasure’.”
Inter signed Lautaro from Racing in 2018 and have seen him score 25 goals in sixty-six appearances.
Cavani and Lacazette would assist to fill the void if the South American left Milan, with the former now PSG’s all-time leading goalscorer and the latter yet to commit to clean terms at Arsenal.