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Liniers great Acosta: No surprise Messi and Lautaro in contact about Barcelona

Liniers' greatest goalscorer Julio Daniel Acosta has spoken of playing with Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez.

Indeed, Acosta has revealed he played with Lautaro, brother Alan and his father.

He told Mundo Deportivo: "Lautaro's father is called Pelusa. He is a type of phenomenon, always a worker. I remember when Lauti was little and he took him to the club on a little motorcycle. It is a beautiful family that deserves everything they are enjoying.

"I would have liked to play more with Lautaro. I watched his debut game from the bench. That day I did not play. It was during the week, for the Southern League. He entered for a while and scored a goal. The coach kept the biggest players for the federal tournaments over the weekend. With Lauti I got to play two or three games and nothing else, because he immediately went to Racing."

Acosta added: "Here it is said that (Lionel) Messi called Lautaro to tell him to go to Barça with him. Everyone talks about the same thing in Bahia. Everyone repeats that because they read it on the internet or see it on TV.

"Many are amazed, but it is normal. They know each other, they play in the national team and it is obvious that Messi has told him that he likes Lautaro's game. It is no mystery. Now that does not mean that Messi will put him in Barcelona. In fact he is a friend of the Kun and could never take him."

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