Lautaro Martinez

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Why would anyone in their right mind to extend with Inter for five fucking years? We have no idea if this parody of a football club would still exist in a month or two or if it would go bust or if it would get sold to some shady Chinese consumer electronics guys who would be treating it as a toy. Who the fuck knows with Inter. This club is as stable as being a hooker on the streets of Kabul nowadays. Dumb move Lautaro, dumb move
 
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10 years of FIF
Time for fax machine problems
 

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Apparently, he also risks missing the game against Lazio.
 

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At this point, clubs should unite and seek better insurance from FIFA and UEFA for their players.

Covering the wages of the injured players is not enough.

FIFA and UEFA need to be held accountable for their terrible international scheduling.
 

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Apparently, he also risks missing the game against Lazio.
He was going to miss it anyway if he stayed with Argentina for the Peru match. Better send him back to Milano sooner so the medical staff exam his situation. Maybe then he has a chance to play on saturday against Lazio.
 

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Yeah I'm pretty sure he will. He's on fire. I expect big game against Sheriff from him.
 

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Would definitely prefer losing Lautaro to losing Hakimi.

In hindsight, 70m for Hakimi was very disappointing.

But if both of them were available for the same price, nobody with a right mind would take a player with flawed skillset who played in a niche position (best in his position no doubts tho) over a well rounded striker.

Unlike Lukaku, Lautaro has no weaknesses in his games that may render him useless if the opponents can exploit it. He's strong, skillful, hardworking, good with both feet, surprising great with headers. And that's just the baseline before you get to those wonderful volleys and acrobatic kicks. This is why he's so hard to neutralise and always shows up in big matches.

On the other hand, Hakimi has a few significant flaws in his game. His ball control is average and can't seem to beat defenders in situations when he can't get to speed. He also requires a very well tailored system to shine, one that covers him in defense and allows him to push high up in the pitch. These weaknesses just mean that he may not perform as great under another coach.

So for the same price, everyone will prefer Lautaro, it was particularly obvious during this summer when both Chelsea and PSG didn't offer more than 70m for Hakimi while Spurs of all clubs were willing to go all the way to 90m for Lautaro.
 

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In hindsight, 70m for Hakimi was very disappointing.

But if both of them were available for the same price, nobody with a right mind would take a player with flawed skillset who played in a niche position (best in his position no doubts tho) over a well rounded striker.

Unlike Lukaku, Lautaro has no weaknesses in his games that may render him useless if the opponents can exploit it. He's strong, skillful, hardworking, good with both feet, surprising great with headers. And that's just the baseline before you get to those wonderful volleys and acrobatic kicks. This is why he's so hard to neutralise and always shows up in big matches.

On the other hand, Hakimi has a few significant flaws in his game. His ball control is average and can't seem to beat defenders in situations when he can't get to speed. He also requires a very well tailored system to shine, one that covers him in defense and allows him to push high up in the pitch. These weaknesses just mean that he may not perform as great under another coach.

So for the same price, everyone will prefer Lautaro, it was particularly obvious during this summer when both Chelsea and PSG didn't offer more than 70m for Hakimi while Spurs of all clubs were willing to go all the way to 90m for Lautaro.
We have to disagree here. In my view Lautaro is not a difference-maker, while Hakimi is. Lautaro has many flaws too, like too slow, can't dribble, and never beat a defender 1-on-1.

You can find another Lautaro-esque player everywhere, Raspadori for example. You can buy two of them to reduce the risk. But for Hakimi, you can't find anyone similar to him on the market, RWB is a very rare position.

Price tag 70m or 90m is irrelevant. After selling Hakimi and Lukaku every teams knew we were full of cash and had to raise the offer. If you swapped the timing between the two deals, the two price tags would swap too.
 

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Lautaro is not a difference maker...
his goals were/are the ones that matter. Just look up, he scored many goals that snatched victories
 

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Lautaro maybe hasn't been the difference maker two seasons ago, and one could argue about last season (in my oppinion he was one of many difference makers we had). But he most definitely has the potential to become an undisputed one and to become even better. Thing about Lautaro in comparison to Hakimi is that he already is more complete regarding his position and still posseses endless potential, whereas Hakimi also posseses great amounts of potential, but is by far not as complete as Lautaro already is.

The other thing is that even though you cannot find the same quality as Hakimi at RWB, you can find comparable quality for a far lower price, whereas you need to badly overpay if you seek a striker of Lautaro's quality.
 
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