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Inter CEO gives an update on Lautaro Martinez contract situation

08/09/2021; 11:54 AM By : Steven D. Thompson

Inter Milan CEO has given an update on the contracts of several Inter players, and it is a positive one as the team struggles to keep the core of its team together.

After nine years, Inter Milan were finally able to win the Scudetto. Their victory brought an end to Juventus' stranglehold on the title. For a while, the Serie A had gone through ridicule as a one-team league and not competitive. Antonio Conte's return to Italy put paid to that, but their league triumph came at a cost.

Several players walked through the door as the operation to wrest the title from Juventus commenced.

It is one thing to get the players to win the title, and it is another thing entirely keeping those players together and happy. That is the dilemma that Inter find themselves in this season.

A positive outlook to player contracts

Beppe Marotta, the Inter CEO, is in an upbeat mood and has given a positive update on the status of the contract situation of several of its players.

The Nerazzurri have had a bit of a problem keeping their players together and happy. With a few players approaching the end of their current contracts, it was imperative to tie them to new contracts to avoid the Mbappe situation.

Marotta spoke with the Italian outlet Sky Sport Italia where he explained that the team had nothing to worry about concerning the futures of several important players. He said they are in a good place concerning players like Lautaro Martinez and other players they intend to tie to contracts beyond their current deal.

A few names out the door

The expiration of the 2020/21 season saw Inter scrambling to keep afloat. The cost of wrestling the title off Juventus was enormous, and the Nerazzurri needed to shed some weight to keep their heads over water.

Keeping afloat was not Antonio Conte's dream. The championship-winning gaffer had a vision of competing, and shedding some weight meant he couldn't compete on the keel he would have liked. Mad at the decision, Conte was the first to walk out of the door.

Next was the €60 million move of Achraf Hakimi to Paris St Germain and the high-profile Chelsea move for Romelu Lukaku.

While a few players left, some came in, but mostly on free transfers. Among them are Denzel Dumfries, Hakan Calhanoglu and Edin Dzeko.

Lautaro Martinez has a contract that expires in 2023. Inter are, however, remain confident that he, Stefan de Vrij, Milan Skriniar, and Marcelo Brozovic would renew.

Martinez is currently attracting interest from Arsenal, but Inter are rather confident their prized asset will stay put at the club.

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