The former Racing Club forward is the first Argentine to wear the '10' of the nerazzurri, as Adriano, Luis Suárez, Sandro Mazzola and Lothar Matthaus did
After his return to the UEFA Champions League, Inter Milan was strengthened by the Argentine Lautaro Martínez, a former high-level player in the Racing Club de Avellaneda with which he scored 27 goals in 62 games. According to Mundo Deportivo, Inter paid 25 million euros for this young soccer player. Thus, Martínez became the first Argentine footballer to wear the number 10 jersey of the nerazzurri and hopes to make a difference along with Mauro Icardi. In the Inter, this legendary dorsal was dressed by elite players such as Adriano, Luis Suarez, Sandro Mazzola, Lothar Matthaus, among others. "El Toro", as Lautaro is also known, joins a list of gaucho attackers who have made history with the Internazionale such as Diego Milito, Hernán Crespo, Julio Cruz and currently Icardi himself.
Negotiations with #Inter leaders did not come to fruition and Lautaro Martinez will not continue in #Racing . The forward, emerged from the youth divisions, played 62 official games and scored 27 goals. Low sensitive for Chacho Coudet for the second semester. pic.twitter.com/OMu17qLpbB- The Night of Racing (@LaNocheRC) May 25, 2018
Those led by Luciano Spalletti aim to return to being protagonists in Europe and in the Italian championship betting on youth. Although he did not play in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Martínez will seek to make history with Inter's 10th. According to the official website of the Inter, the 10 of the nerazzurri was represented for the first time by Luigi Cevenini and Aldo Campatelli in the 30's. This is a number that has represented great moments of history and achievements for the Inter, where a gaucho pretend to be. However, this young revelation, who has become one of the great promises of Latin American soccer, also carried the 10 in the Academy. "I already used it, so it's not extra pressure. I am very happy to wear this number," said Lautaro in statements collected by Marca.
The new Argentine DUPLA of Inter Milan! Lautaro Martinez and Captain Mauro Icardi. SCARY. pic.twitter.com/IsQkRvZ0oV- TodoFÚTBOLvivo (@todofutbolvivo) July 13, 2018
A pair of gold with another Argentine
The former Racing Club player aims to complement perfectly in attack with his compatriot Mauro Icardi. The player told Infobae that he had had contact with Icardi before traveling and that was one of his motivations to sign. This Argentine would be responsible for enhancing Mauro since two of his main characteristics are his good hitch and his exceptional assistance. "Martínez and Mauro can play together without problems," said coach Luciano Spalletti in a press conference recorded by the Olé newspaper of Argentina. In addition, Spalletti stressed that he is a strong player, with maturity for the age he has, high performance and great ability to pivot.
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Argentines who left their mark
The striker from Bahía Blanca wants to emulate the steps of Diego Milito, a gaucho striker who gave the Italian group a lot of joy. According to Infobae, Lautaro said that Milito had told him many things about Inter and that this had a great influence on his decision. According to a publication of 20 minutes from Spain, 'The Prince' scored the two goals that would mark the triumph of Inter against Bayern Munich in the 2009-10 Champions League.
Crespo was another goal scorer from the land of the tango who wore the shirt of the Inter, who scored 45 goals in 117 games played. "Martinez can act as a second striker and could also be the team's top scorer," Crespo said in statements collected by Pasión Fútbol. For his part, Julio Ricardo Cruz was another of the Argentine goal-scorers who became an international figure thanks to his scores. 'El Jardinero' was always characterized by his humility and simplicity. In addition, it was decisive for the Internazionale at key moments.
LatinAmerican Post | Daniel Cuevas
Translated from " Lautaro Martínez, el argentino que portará la '10' en el Inter de Milán"