Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly among the clubs vying for 20-year-old Uruguayan whizkid Martin Satriano, who could leave Inter Milan this summer.
According to a report by Daily Mail, Inter Milan could be forced to cash in on Martin Satriano in the summer transfer window due to their financial woes. The 20-year-old is the subject of interest from Premier League heavyweights Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, in addition to Everton and West Ham United.
Martin Satriano is widely regarded as one of the most talented up-and-coming players in Italian football, having impressed while playing for Inter Milan at Primavera 1 level. This past season, the Uruguayan whizkid was in his elements, with a tally of 12 goals and five assists in 27 league games, helping him earn the honour of being the best forward for the 2020/21 season in Primavera 1.
Now on the cusp of breaking into the Inter Milan first-team setup, Satriano’s spell with the Serie A champions could end before it even takes off owing to financial difficulties borne out of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the Nerazzurri likely to be forced to cash in on the 20-year-old, interest in him has skyrocketed, with Arsenal and Tottenham among his suitors.
The interest from Arsenal is hardly surprising, considering there have been rumours linking Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a shock summer exit from the Emirates. Even if the Arsenal captain ends up staying put at the club, the Gunners are likely to lose either or both of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah.
As a result, Arsenal have been linked with a number of strikers in recent times, including Andrea Belotti, with fellow Serie A forward Satriano emerging as a viable long-term option. As for north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, the interest could be stemming from Harry Kane’s uncertain future at the club.
Indeed, Kane has been linked with several marquee clubs in European football, with English giants Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United among those hot on his trails. However, the report adds that Tottenham intend to make a move for Satriano even if Kane stays put at the club, considering that the England captain has no backup.
Apart from Arsenal and Tottenham, Everton and West Ham are also keen on signing the 20-year-old, with the two clubs eager to bolster their respective attacking units. With Inter Milan possibly being forced to cash in on the Uruguayan wonderkid, he could well be available for a cut-price fee. With that in mind, it will be interesting to see if Satriano arrives in the Premier League this summer.