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Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez: I spoke with Messi about Barcelona move

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez admits he was close to joining Barcelona.

Lautaro says moving to Barca was considered last summer.

“I was truly very close to joining Barcelona and I even talked it over with Messi," the 23-year-old confessed to ESPN Argentina.

“However, the Blaugrana had economic problems at that moment, so I decided to stay at Inter. It proved to be the right decision, especially as we then won the Scudetto.

“It's just incredible to win the title at such an important club."

El Toro also reveals he had been approached by the other Spanish giants too.

Real Madrid did come for me twice when I was in the Racing youth team, but I wanted to make my name in Argentinean football first and only made the move to Europe when I was ready.

“I do dream one day of returning to Racing. The fans are just as 'crazy' and passionate as the Inter ones."

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