It's 2019. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the dominant forces in soccer, winning nearly every individual award and leading their clubs to title after title. Yet both are in the twilights of their careers, at 31 and 34 years old respectively, and previous heirs to the throne such as Neymar and Gareth Bale haven't come close to filling their boots.
Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez will miss Argentina's upcoming friendlies to be played in the United States against Guatemala and Colombia due to a calf injury.
The 21-year-old was expected to have a chance to impress interim manager Lionel Scaloni with Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and AC Milan's Gonzalo Higuain left out of the squad.
"Lautaro Martinez was subjected to studies in his left calf and it has been decided that he will not participate in the next two...
Lautaro Martinez says wearing Inter Milan's No. 10 shirt will not be a burden as he bids to make a better impact on Italian football than Gabriel Barbosa managed at the Nerazzurri.
"Gabigol" arrived in Milan to a fanfare and huge expectations, but he failed to settle and, after an equally unsuccessful loan spell with Benfica, he has since returned to his former club Santos.
Martinez has arrived in Milan with similarly lofty expectations, and these have only been fuelled by the shirt he has been given...
Inter Milan have signed forward Lautaro Martinez on a five-year contract from Argentina's Racing Club, the Italian Serie A club said on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old, capped once by Argentina, has joined the Milan-based club for a reported fee of around €22 million ($25.6 million), Italian media reported.
Martinez, nicknamed "El Toro," made 21 league appearances last season, scoring 13 goals.
"After being monitored by various European clubs in the past months, El Toro is now ready for a new...
Lautaro Martinez has confirmed he will be moving to Inter Milan in the summer with Borussia Dortmund missing out after a late offer.
The Racing Club forward has scored has 13 goals in 15 games this season and he could make his Argentina debut against Italy on Friday.
Both Inter and Dortmund spotted the 20-year-old's talent relatively early, but Martinez said the Nerazzurri are more appealing and that he now expects to be playing in Serie A next season.
"It's all sorted with the Nerazzurri," he told...
Borussia Dortmund's offer to sign Lautaro Martinez "has arrived too late" with Racing Club set to honour their agreement to sell him to Inter Milan..
"We received an offer from Dortmund [on Monday] but Racing can't do anything because we already have a deal in place with Inter and we will respect what we agreed," Racing Club president Victor Blanco told Argentinian radio Radio Continental.
"I also think the player has everything done with Inter. I really don't see any chances of that being modified....