Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Lautaro Martinez, and it seems that Wayne Rooney is a big fan of the Inter Milan striker, as quoted in The Times, writes the HTC.
Former Manchester United star Rooney has described Martinez, linked with Tottenham, as a “good” and “solid” player.
Rooney made the comment about the Inter striker while discussing Argentine’s chances of winning the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar.
In October, Inter Live reported that Tottenham are planning a bid for Martinez and want to bring him to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to keep head coach Antonio Conte happy.
We covered the report here on HITC Sport at the time.
Rooney wrote: “For me, Argentina are the favourites. Unlike in 2018, they have plenty of good, solid players around Lionel Messi such as Lautaro Martínez, Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo De Paul and of course Ángel Di María.
“Winning the Copa America last year will have given them confidence and has taken a bit of pressure off them.
“The climate will suit them too. The only thing they are missing is a No 9, that focal point in attack, but I think they will be really dangerous.”