Lautaro Martinez continues to be on Barcelona's radar for next season, despite the ongoing uncertainty of the coronavirus crisis.

One of the main reasons for Los Cules' pursuit of the 22-year-old Argentinian is to find a replacement for the ageing Luis Suarez.

But as it happens, Suarez himself has praised the ability of the Inter forward.

"Lautaro has progressed an awful lot playing in Italy," Suarez told Mundo Deportivo.

"He is a true No.9 with fantastic movement.

"It's important that our club continues to look for players that want to help us in our goal of winning everything."

Talking of his future with the Blaugrana, Suarez didn't want to go into detail, as he believes now is not the time to focus on football.

"I have a contract and I aim to honour that," he said.

"I've always had a good relationship with the club, and when the times comes to talk, we will do so."

It's now been over a week since the Barcelona players agreed to reduce their salaries by 70 percent.

Suarez explained why it had taken so long in the first place to come to that decision.

"It takes time to work it all out, with players' lawyers and so on," he stated.

"That's why it didn't happen immediately.

"Things have been said about us that were unfair and untrue, and they hurt us.

"What's clear is that every single one of our players wanted to help the club, and help others that are struggling with this situation."

The 33-year-old also discussed how recovering from his ankle injury had given him time to think.

"I've taken my time to get it right, and it gave me a lot of moments to look at what's happening around the world with this virus, and how much it has affected people."

Sezione: Primer equipo / Data: Gio 09 aprile 2020 a las 00:01 / Fuente: Marca
Autore: Stefano Bentivogli
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