Martinez is a great footballer and playing with Messi is a huge stimulus

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Changed 01 May 2020, 05:02 IST

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Lutheran Martinez and Lionel Messi

Barcelona head coach Quick Setনn spoke to inter-forward Lutero Martinez and said there was “huge enthusiasm” for players standing alongside Lionel Messi.

Martinez was heavily involved in the move to La Liga giants, who are also known to be interested in Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar.

The 22-year-old is already playing alongside Messi for Argentina, scoring nine international goals in just 17 matches.

Asked regularly about Martinez, Set সেn praised the forward’s talent – and said that playing alongside Messi could attract transfer targets to Barcelona.

“Lautaro Martinez is a great footballer,” Setienne La Gazeta told Dello Sport.

“Did Messi like him? We have to ask him. All good players can attract the interest of Barcelona.

“Being able to play with Leo represents a huge excitement for many as well.”

Martinez scored 16 goals in 31 games for Inter before the season was postponed due to a coronavirus epidemic.