According to the agent in January 2018, former Roma boss Monchi ‘turned down’ the chance to sign Lautaro Martinez from Racing Club for €8 m.
The same year in July the striker joined Inter for €25 m and is now part of a €111 m bidding war between Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Real Madrid.
“In January 2018, I offered Lautaro Martinez to Roma for € 8 million.” said agent and intermediary Luis Ruzzi to Tuttomercatoweb.
“That was the release clause Racing had at the time, but the Giallorossi did not accept it. “There were also talks with Atletico Madrid, which were essential, but did not turn into anything concrete.”
“The Racing President changed the clause on January 20 to raise it to €20 m and then Inter did the rest.”