OFFICIAL: Argentina striker joins Inter Milan

Serie A By: Ayodeji Tunde | 04/07/2018

FC Naija

Serie A giants, Inter Milan have completed the signing of forward Lautaro Martinez on a five-year contract from Argentina’s Racing Club

The Italian Serie A club said on Wednesday they are pleased with their latest acquisition 


Martinez, nicknamed “El Toro”, made 21 league appearances last season, scoring 13 goals.

“After being monitored by various European clubs in the past months, El Toro is now ready for a new adventure with Inter,” Inter said in a statement.

Born on 22 August 1997 in Bahia Blanca in the province of Buenos Aires near to the border with Patagonia, Lautaro started to play football for local side Club Atletico Liniers before joining the academy of Racing Club de Avellaneda.

On 1 November 2015, he made his first team debut just after turning 18, coming on in the 80th minute against Crucero del Norte and in what seems like a twist of fate, he replaced Inter icon Diego El Principe Milito.