​​Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez is committed to the Nerazzurri and will not be moving to ​Barcelona, according to his agent, and said that Lionel Messi should move to the ​Serie A club if he wants to play alongside the Argentine.


Martinez was in great form in the Copa America, linking up with Messi and helping Argentina reach the semi-finals of the tournament. Barcelona were reportedly interested in bringing him to the club, especially if Neymar's transfer doesn't go through.


However, Martinez's agent Beto Yaque has insisted that the player has no intention of leaving the Italian club and will remain with Inter Milan for the foreseeable future.



“Lautaro Martinez will not leave Inter and he can’t wait to start work with Conte,” Yaque told FCInterNews. "Obviously, being praised by the best player in the world is wonderful and very satisfying. Lautaro was extremely happy to hear Leo Messi’s compliments and it just made him want to work even harder to achieve his targets. 


However, Lautaro is thinking only of Inter. He is happy with the Nerazzurri and is dreaming big. Conte already called him to explain the working method and is definitely counting on him. They are rumours that we know are to a degree true, but I repeat, Lautaro is staying at Inter. Let’s just put it this way: if Messi wants to play with Martinez, then he can come to Inter."


It remains to be seen if that will indeed be the case, especially now that Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Antoine Griezmann and may not be all that keen about spending more money on another forward.