Italian football, which used to be the locomotive of the industry in the 1980s and 1990s, feels it is recovering part of the centrality it abandoned in the first place against Spain and later against the Premier League. This resurgence has been given not by its economic strength, which is still weak compared to those that came before it, but by its competitive genetics. Calcium will be added again this Tuesday, for the third time in the last 10 years. a finalist in the Champions League. On the last two occasions, Juventus fell heavily against Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Title contenders will emerge between two teams that decades ago were part of the competition’s elite. Milan, With seven Oregonas -the last in 2007-, he is Real Madrid’s shooting guard (14). And Difference, With three, he is the last to take the trophy in Italy, in that formation led by José Mourinho in 2010 and was the backbone of Argentina in Javier Zanetti, Walter Samuel, Esteban Cambiasso and Diego Milito, the scorers of two goals in the final against Bayern Munich.
Lautaro, center of celebrations during Inter’s last game, a 4-2 win over Sassuolo, with a goal from Bahia
The outlook is favorable for Inter after a 2-0 win at the San Siro last Wednesday, which will once again host Giuseppe Meazza (local Inter) this Tuesday. hope has already made sure record collection Tickets for Italy by sale: €12 million,
If Inter completes the task, An Argentine footballer will once again appear in the definition of the Champions League, Something that didn’t happen in the last two seasons. will correspond to the representation Lautaro Martinez, in a complex with which it shares Joaquin Correa. The Bahian bull is much more than a member of the team. He acts simultaneously as a goalscorer and dressing room leader Marcelo Brozovic. This season, Lautaro wore the captain’s belt when the Croatian did not, and next season he will be the head manager. guessed it Joseph Marotta, Inter sports director: “He’s growing, he’s 25. Being a captain at this age is a very strong thing. I think all the conditions are there for him to be our future captain.”
First leg goals: Milan 0 – Inter 2
This is not showing the most effective version of the Champions League center forward. carry two goals and three assists in 11 games (10 starts). In any case, these figures are insufficient to describe his contribution. their collective commitment is also valuedAbility to draw marks, throw marks, generate spaces. a team player. He showed it in the first leg, passing a through ball as if it were an assist for Henrikh Khitaryan’s shot on goal in the second.
also earned the affection of the tifosi Seven goals in 13 matches against Milan. In fact, since his first Madonina derby in March 2019, no other player has scored more goals than the Argentine in all competitions against Milan. In this season he scored 1–0 for Serie A and 3–0 for the Italian Super Cup final.
Apart from the game balance of the season, the final of Inter will also be played. Italy Cup against Fiorentina and qualifying for the next Champions League for Serie A-, the leaders fear that club’s fragile financial situation Conspiracy against claims to retain Lautaro in the next transfer market, although he has a contract until 2026.
Lautaro Martinez celebrates with one of his goals at Inter – Credits: @GABRIEL BOUYS
In the last few hours the English press reported this chelsea, Thief Mauricio Pochettino As a new coach, he puts her on a list of possible reinforcements. it is also in the folder Manchester United, why real Madrid From time to time he makes his interest known. “We are talking about a very good footballer, but also about A man who has values.” Marotta expressed, knowing that it depended on Lautaro’s desire to stay at the club, as he would not be able to compete with offers from other powers.
Inter faces a debt of 800 million euros until 2026. It is a pressing situation. Due to a good campaign in the Champions League, new funds are coming in, but they were left without the 25 million euros that DigitalBits never paid them, the bookmaker who disappeared as shirt sponsor.
Lautaro has a Clean annual salary of six million euros. Only Brozovic charges more, with 6.5 million. It is an amount that can be improved for any power in the premiership and also for Real Madrid. And a very important aspect: in the final contract renewal no termination clause was set In the event that some club wants to buy it. When Barcelona tried to sign him in 2021, he refused to pay the €111 million clause. Now, the interested party will have to sit down with the prospect of luring Lautaro out with a higher contract and negotiate a price so that he takes the pressure off the operation.
During the warm-up with the view in the stands where he is loved by the tifosi – Credit: @MARCO BERTORELLO
Inter, owned by Chinese Steven Zhang, He is torn between his sports project, for which he wants to keep Lautaro, and his financial difficulties, which he can ease with the sale of his most valuable player. According to Transfermarkt page the value of Bahinse is 80 million euros.
What does Lautaro see for his future? For now, he is very comfortable and settled in his family life in Milan. His career in football has been on an upward trajectory since his return from racing in 2018. He became a benchmark, a committed and responsible professional. They have already won four titles including the 2021 Scudetto, which ended a 10-year drought for Inter and interrupted Juventus’ nine-consecutive title reign.
They put down roots and established a passionate bond. That could inspire him to continue lending his shoulder to a club that, at the moment, is undergoing a European elite run that is more of a phenomenon than landing a stay. The other option is to turn your career around If any tempting offer is indicated, it materialises. Surely the Champions League will have enough weight to determine where the balance tilts.