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Liniers de Bahia Blanca president confident Lautaro joining Barcelona

Liniers de Bahia Blanca president Carlos Blanco says Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez is joining Barcelona.

Lautaro began his junior career with Liniers.

“It may be crazy, but the money we'll receive makes us tremble, not despair," Pablo told Radio del Plata.

“We'll be able to do lots of things with that money, but it's not something we're discussing on a daily basis.

“We're very excited about what Lautaro Martinez is doing right now. It's an unusual and extraordinary situation for us.

“My feeling is that the deal with Barca is practically closed, but I don't think they'll tell us anything yet. Maybe they're waiting for the season to restart.

“We've retained 20 percent of the capital gain Racing will receive, which we negotiated with [Racing owner] Víctor Blanco at the time of his transfer to Inter, in addition to the solidarity mechanism, which represents 1.59% of his gross transfer value.

“If the transfer of Lautaro takes place, it'll be the biggest of this market. Maybe there won't be so much money and there will be some differences in terms of payment or something similar.

“I talked to him 10 days ago and I never mentioned the topic [of a transfer]. I have a lot of respect for the player's peace of mind.

“However, the truth is that I have friends in Spain and they tell me people don't want about anything else.

“If you think of the names that could be joining Barcelona, what a great team they're building!"

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