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Was reading somewhere how Lautaro was a level below Haaland, Mbappe and Kane. I'll take this Lautaro any day every day over any of those 3 players.
I mean I fully support our guy, but honestly Mbappe is on another stratosphere as a player. Where he lacks, and it costs him, is his mental state, his priorities and the general toxicity around him. I mean I'd take the guy in of course, but only if he can be tamed. And it doesn't look likely. He'd thrive in an environment like Real Madrid where players are free to do whatever they want and be larger than the club. We said this other part a lot about Lautaro, which was lack of consistency. Mbappe is like that and hasn't really fixed it. Lautaro seems to have and taking up the main striker role is something a lot of us were calling for in the last 43 years where he had to work double for Lukaku and Dzeko, or whenever he's on with Arnautovic now. He finally has the liberty to be the striker and not the guy who needs to make things easier for his teammate up front.

Haaland is just more dangerous and will definitely create more chances. But he still looks way too raw. He's also played in the two big leagues that it's easier to score and rarely gets to face important sides in the CL, so his scoring stats look surreal. But of course he's up there.

Kane, meh. Has a few great characteristics but is sub-par in most others. And the most important one, he cannot lead a top team. If anything, he crumbles when the level increases.

Lautaro on the other hand can as proven by his Copa America run and the last two seasons, and despite being injured in the World Cup he didn't care what people said about his quality and performance, he was just there to help. That's priceless.

Lautaro is definitely the more complete player between him, Haaland and Kane. No idea why Lewandowski isn't mentioned ahead of Kane. That's the only guy worthy of mention next to the other two but due to his age he's unmovable. Question is, who do you pair Lautaro with. And Thuram seems ideal. I hope we don't fuck it up for plusvalenza...
 

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Lautaro has been doing great lately and will definitely attract a lot of attention in the summer from the other top teams. Unfortunately our finance situation do not give us many options IF a big offer comes (in terms of salary and money for the club). Yeah, Lautaro seems like a guy that understand his important position in the club and feels the love of the fans and the management but nowadays money is the real shit.

And if we start thinking about his price, in this crazy world anything less than 120 millions would be laughable. That amount of money could only come from a few clubs in the world these days - Real Madrid, PSG, City and probably a couple of other english teams.
 

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Lautaro and Barella are the absolute last pieces I’d be willing to part with. As long as we have them, we will always be competitive no matter the crap around them. Bastoni, Thuram, Dimarco, and Pavard are close behind (but I doubt Pavard will go do to his book value). Hopefully the ownership/ financial situation is stabilized enough soon that we don’t NEED to offload any of these players.
 

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After these years with selling players for plusvalenza, I just became relaxed.

If a offer of 100+m comes and Lautaro is ok with this, I don`t have a problem. Even if the club decide, they don`t want to comit 10m salary and belive they can make a better team with the selling of Lautaro, I don`t have a problem either. We always had great strikers (Ronaldo, Vieri, Ibra, Milito, Icardi, Lautaro) and I am confident that the next one will come.

It will be a shame, because we developed him. I remember him coming here in the Spaletti tenure, how raw he was and how year after year he becomes better. And I don`t think this is the maximum Lautaro. Maybe not as a scorer but in playmaking. Exactly like Milito.
 

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After these years with selling players for plusvalenza, I just became relaxed.

If a offer of 100+m comes and Lautaro is ok with this, I don`t have a problem. Even if the club decide, they don`t want to comit 10m salary and belive they can make a better team with the selling of Lautaro, I don`t have a problem either. We always had great strikers (Ronaldo, Vieri, Ibra, Milito, Icardi, Lautaro) and I am confident that the next one will come.

It will be a shame, because we developed him. I remember him coming here in the Spaletti tenure, how raw he was and how year after year he becomes better. And I don`t think this is the maximum Lautaro. Maybe not as a scorer but in playmaking. Exactly like Milito.

I can't guarantee it, but I am close to certain Inter won't invest the money they get for Lautaro based on how they operated in the last few years.
 

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So Lautaro surpassed Icardi on the goalscoring list.

Now he is 18 goals away from Benito Lorenzi (who has the same Goals per match as Lautaro, 0.46)

Mazzola is in fourth place with 162, so I reckon he will reach him next season if he continues like this.

So we can already confirm that Lautaro is an Inter legend.

Just so you guys can see his progress since he came to Inter
18/19
35 games, 9 goals, 2 assists

19/20
49 games, 21 goals, 8 assists, Inter reached the Europa League final

20/21
48 games, 19 goals, 11 assists, Inter wins Serie A and Argentina wins Copa America

21/22
49 games, 25 goals, 4 assists

22/23
57 games, 28 goals, 11 assists, Inter reaches the CL final, Argentina wins the World Cup

23/24
31 games, 23 goals, 5 assists

This is the first real season where he is considered the main striker and he is delivering in his own style. I won't say he is the best or most clutch striker we ever had, but it's amazing that Inter, of all fucking clubs, found a younger, non-Italian striker and put him in the frying pan.

LET HIM COOK!!
 

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I can't guarantee it, but I am close to certain Inter won't invest the money they get for Lautaro based on how they operated in the last few years.
I agree with you. But the question is, did it really matter?
Let`s assume, we sell Lautaro for 100+m and bring Zirkzee for 40+m. We could also sell Dumfries for something like 20+m (don`t forget the shit of a champion is more perfumed than of a pleb). And have enough money to find a proper replacement for RWB (something we don't have since Hakimi left). At he end of the day we could have Zirkzee, a proper RWB (hopefully) and an adequate plusvalenza.

I don`t want to be misunderstood. I would love to have an adequate owner not our fucker. Not even a sugar daddy, but someone potent enough to keep our representative players (Lautaro, Barella, Bastoni) and not even anually, but every 2 years to be able to buy someone good (like Pavard). In an ideal world we should be able to keep Lautaro and buy Zirkzee not bring an old fart like Taremi. Lautaro, Zirkzee and Thuram would a hell of a frontcourt.
But unfortunately the reality is all that matter. And we are more or less broke. And even if we lost a lot of good players (Hakimi, Lukaku, Perisic, Brozo, Skriniar) we find adequate replacement except Hakimi. With Hakimi instead of Dumfries we would be sensibly better but for others, they won`t move the needle in our current team.
 

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In that case I'm more prepared to sell Thuram and buy Zirkzee, if we would have at least 40mil plusvalenza. If not, not worth it
How much you will get for Thuram? Between 50-60mln at most. Zirgzee will cost us at least 40mln. Is it worth the trade?
 

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If Money is become the problem for Lautaro, he can go, no hard feeling. But don't list his name as a legend, a real legend didn't talk about money.

Inter played Lautaro consistently even he's in bad form (cz we don't have other option), that helped him a lot on his number of goals & assist. In this case, i think Icardi is better, Icardi had Medel Melo Guarin on his ass, while Lauti had Hakan Barella Miki.
Remember we developed Icardi until we had him as our Captain, scores a lot, going trough our worst era, playing alongside averages, and then he goes cz we can't pay him more. Who cares about him now?
For now, Lautaro is a good player here at Inter, i don't think PSG or Real will come with 100+ ml, they had enough with Icardi.
 

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How much you will get for Thuram? Between 50-60mln at most. Zirgzee will cost us at least 40mln. Is it worth the trade?
In that case, not worth the trade. I would only get rid of Thuram if the money was too huge to ignore and we could easily pay off what we owe for Pavard, pay for Zirkzee and maybe another CB?
 

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If Money is become the problem for Lautaro, he can go, no hard feeling. But don't list his name as a legend, a real legend didn't talk about money.

Inter played Lautaro consistently even he's in bad form (cz we don't have other option), that helped him a lot on his number of goals & assist. In this case, i think Icardi is better, Icardi had Medel Melo Guarin on his ass, while Lauti had Hakan Barella Miki.
Remember we developed Icardi until we had him as our Captain, scores a lot, going trough our worst era, playing alongside averages, and then he goes cz we can't pay him more. Who cares about him now?
For now, Lautaro is a good player here at Inter, i don't think PSG or Real will come with 100+ ml, they had enough with Icardi.
No need to do comparisons and also no need to discount a player's status at Inter.

I mean ok I wouldn't call Thiago Motta an Inter legend, but he deserves more than an honorable mention for his time here even if he left us for more money. Then you add Eto'o who was shipped away due to his huge salary or Sneijder who wouldn't renew with less money. Do you think less of them because they left?
 

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No need to do comparisons and also no need to discount a player's status at Inter.

I mean ok I wouldn't call Thiago Motta an Inter legend, but he deserves more than an honorable mention for his time here even if he left us for more money. Then you add Eto'o who was shipped away due to his huge salary or Sneijder who wouldn't renew with less money. Do you think less of them because they left?
Motta and co is a different story, they gave us the Trible, and they were pushed to leave cz we're bankrupt.
Icardi is a drama queen.
Lautaro is our captain right now when we're in pursuit for Scudetto. He needs to focus playing football and bring the 20 scudetto home, after that i don't mind if he is asking for 10ml or leave for more money, and i'll still love him. I'm concerned about this contract extension talk could possibly bring negatif impact to our scudetto run. You break a goal record today and then you demand more money, wtf. Thats not a captain material.
We developed him for 5 years, at least give some credit for the club before talking about 10ml salary, thats my point.
 

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So Lautaro surpassed Icardi on the goalscoring list.

Now he is 18 goals away from Benito Lorenzi (who has the same Goals per match as Lautaro, 0.46)

Mazzola is in fourth place with 162, so I reckon he will reach him next season if he continues like this.

So we can already confirm that Lautaro is an Inter legend.

Just so you guys can see his progress since he came to Inter
18/19
35 games, 9 goals, 2 assists

19/20
49 games, 21 goals, 8 assists, Inter reached the Europa League final

20/21
48 games, 19 goals, 11 assists, Inter wins Serie A and Argentina wins Copa America

21/22
49 games, 25 goals, 4 assists

22/23
57 games, 28 goals, 11 assists, Inter reaches the CL final, Argentina wins the World Cup

23/24
31 games, 23 goals, 5 assists

This is the first real season where he is considered the main striker and he is delivering in his own style. I won't say he is the best or most clutch striker we ever had, but it's amazing that Inter, of all fucking clubs, found a younger, non-Italian striker and put him in the frying pan.

LET HIM COOK!!

Whenever i see that list, i am just reminded how underrated Vieri has been.

In absolute numbers he barely makes it to top 10 but when you check his goal per game ratio, which is a more accurate metric imo, he's only behind Cevenini, Nyers and Meazza.
 

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Motta and co is a different story, they gave us the Trible, and they were pushed to leave cz we're bankrupt.
Icardi is a drama queen.
Lautaro is our captain right now when we're in pursuit for Scudetto. He needs to focus playing football and bring the 20 scudetto home, after that i don't mind if he is asking for 10ml or leave for more money, and i'll still love him. I'm concerned about this contract extension talk could possibly bring negatif impact to our scudetto run. You break a goal record today and then you demand more money, wtf. Thats not a captain material.
We developed him for 5 years, at least give some credit for the club before talking about 10ml salary, thats my point.
Nonsense, the management wanted to renew his contract, thus the conversation. If Lautaro had said let's wait until the end of the season until we negotiate, you people would probably cry about how he's not captain material either hanging the management dry. Fucking Vlahovic gets paid 9m+bonus ffs, I wouldn't mind Lautaro giving that ~10m as he's shown over the years that he's always improving.

Stop being naive, just because he's our captain and legend doesn't mean he should bend over.
 

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Nonsense, the management wanted to renew his contract, thus the conversation. If Lautaro had said let's wait until the end of the season until we negotiate, you people would probably cry about how he's not captain material either hanging the management dry. Fucking Vlahovic gets paid 9m+bonus ffs, I wouldn't mind Lautaro giving that ~10m as he's shown over the years that he's always improving.

Stop being naive, just because he's our captain and legend doesn't mean he should bend over.

you wouldn't mind like you have the money..... we are broke... about to go bankrupt and our life line is a 15% interest rate loan. People here are like cool lets give certain players 30% raises
 

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you wouldn't mind like you have the money..... we are broke... about to go bankrupt and our life line is a 15% interest rate loan. People here are like cool lets give certain players 30% raises
You know inter finances more than management? If they give him the extension, that means they can afford it. It wasn't even a year ago when they almost give 10m to that fraud.

Regarding your last sentence, yes, that's how it works when it comes to your best player.
 

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You know inter finances more than management? If they give him the extension, that means they can afford it. It wasn't even a year ago when they almost give 10m to that fraud.

Regarding your last sentence, yes, that's how it works when it comes to your best player.
"they know better than you" is a terrible spreading trend of arguments. Ofc nobody here knows more than the management. Doesn't mean whatever they decide should be right.
That's the point of opening a forum after all.
 

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"they know better than you" is a terrible spreading trend of arguments. Ofc nobody here knows more than the management. Doesn't mean whatever they decide should be right.
That's the point of opening a forum after all.
How so? He claimed that we can't afford it as if we know exactly what our budget is like. Saying it's not worth it is one thing as its subjective and open for discussion, exactly what a forum is for, but saying that we can't afford it without actual facts is another.
 

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How so? He claimed that we can't afford it as if we know exactly what our budget is like. Saying it's not worth it is one thing as its subjective and open for discussion, exactly what a forum is for, but saying that we can't afford it without actual facts is another.
We are all discussing on non-facts. Lautaro requesting 10m+ is exactly the reason why the signing is delayed. No Inter management is agreeing on that yet.

So either "he deserves 10m" based on Lukaku hypothetical salary or "we cannot afford" based on Inter future loan interests rumours are your and his personal opinions.
 
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