Lautaro Martinez has said he is confident of agreeing a new Inter contract, although he admitted the club are in ‘financial difficulty’.
Martinez has been one of the Nerazzurri’s key players this season, netting 14 league goals and registering eight assists for the Serie A table toppers. He also impressed last campaign, sparking interest from a host of top clubs including Barcelona.
Interest in Martinez remains high across Europe, but speaking after Inter’s 2-1 win over Torino he revealed he was confident of penning fresh terms.
It is not the first time that Martinez has stated his desire to remain at San Siro, something that will please manager Antonio Conte. The Torino result moved Inter nine points clear of Milan at the Serie A summit. Reigning champions Juventus, meanwhile, are third, ten points shy of the leaders with a game in hand.
Speaking on Sunday’s important win, Martinez said: “It’s worth a lot because it was a difficult match. We knew that Torino need points in the standings and we had to come here to get the win to stay in the league.
“It wasn’t the perfect Inter. Today, we needed heart and mind as well as quality. We proved again that we have all these values.”
The victory extend Inter’s Serie A winning streak to an impressive eight games. This run has included victories over bitter rivals Milan, Lazio and more recently Atalanta. They are also 11 games unbeaten in the league, having lost just twice all season. If they do manage to get over the line, it will be the club’s first Scudetto since 2010.