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Lautaro Martinez issues update on his future amid Manchester City transfer speculation

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Lautaro Martinez has no plans to leave Inter Milan.

Martinez scored 13 goals and created 3 assists in 19 apperances this season. His form have seen him linked with a move away from Inter.

Manchester City reported being considering him as a long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero.

However, according to Sky Sport Italia (via Goal ), his comments also suggest he prefers playing with a strike partner.

“Last year, I played in a team with a coach who played with only one striker in attack,” he explained. “I knew that in front of me there was the captain, Icardi, the most important player for Inter, and obviously it was very complicated for me to play.

“I always trained to the maximum, but I knew it was like that. I had the chance to play a few minutes but not like I would play now. This year, I had a great Copa America, then I met [Antonio] Conte, who works at high intensity and treats all players in the same way. This makes everyone train to the maximum. Then there is Romelu [Lukaku], who is a great person on and off the pitch. We are working hard to follow the coach’s instructions and take Inter to the top.”

Referencing his future, Martinez dismissed talk of any departure from Inter for the time being.

“Inter is my home,” he said. “That’s something very important for me. I try to work hard and prove with humility on the pitch that I deserve to wear this shirt. I want to bring as much joy as possible to the Nerazzurri fans and my family.”

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