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Real Betis looking to add more bite upfront by signing Lautaro Martinez

Real Betis looking to add more bite upfront by signing Lautaro Martinez

La Liga side Real Betis have made enquires to Inter Milan about the availability of Argentinean striker Lautaro Martinez after a rocky start to his first Serie A season.

Despite this, the 21-year-old has settled down in recent weeks, with his performance levels in Milan higher than ever and the one-time Champions League winners would be reluctant to let him leave.

But that hasn’t stopped Los Verdiblancos and a host of other European giants from setting their sights on the youngster.

Betis vice-president Lorenzo Serra Ferrar has reportedly asked Inter for information on Martinez’ situation to see if there is a deal to be done.

The Nerazzurri didn’t take long to respond, strongly denying the possibility of the striker departing the club, especially with the future of Mauro Icardi still unclear as the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid circle like sharks.

So far this season Martinez has scored 5 goals in 16 appearances across all competitions from just 584 minutes on the pitch.

Alongside this the striker who joined Inter from Racing Club for €14 million averages a goal every 117 minutes, which is better than both Icardi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Argentinian striker has also shown real promise as a super sub, on several occasions, most recently against Napoli, scoring the winning goal with seconds to spare.

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Despite a shaky start with Icardi set to depart, Betis have little chance of adding Martinez to their ranks and will have to look elsewhere for forward options.