The Inter forward is attracting interest from a number of Europe’s stellar names and his team-mate believes he is developing into a leading player.

Diego Godin has compared in-demand Inter team-mate, Lautaro Martinez, to Luis Suarez and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero amid links to Barcelona.

As reported by Target back in November 2019, Lautaro is on peak of the Catalan club’s wish list as they look for a long-term replacement for Suarez, who’s now 33 and has a contract until 2021.

Barca’s Liga rivals Real Madrid are also reportedly interested, while Premier League giants Manchester United and Manchester City have both been linked.

Inter defender Godin heaped praise on 22-year-old Argentina global Lautaro, who’d scored 16 goals across all competitions before Serie A was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“He’s learning how to play using his entire body, with his back to the ball. He’s a soccer player.

“His confidence has a high ceiling and he is maturing with every match. You may spot things in him that tells you he’ll be around for 10 or 15 years.”

Regardless of the frequent speculation over this future, Lautaro’s representative has insisted the Argentine remains grounded although that he does aspire to be of the most sought after players in forthcoming transfer windows.

“It is said that Barcelona and Real Madrid need him, but it does not have any impact on him,” Beto Yaque told Radio La Plata. “Other players would not sleep at night.”

“He never calls me to ask if the rumours are true or false, he’s focused on the present and his work.

“We talked to lots of people, however, nothing more happened. For now, those who call me are not club leaders. There’s nothing serious or formal.

“It is a dream [for Lautaro] to be among the most coveted players in the marketplace. But nothing special is happening to him. The one thing he wants is to play and score.

“His constant growth has meant that the top teams in the world to watch him carefully. We hope that his work will be rewarded as it deserves to be.”

Lautaro swapped Racing Club for Inter in 2018 and he has quickly established himself as one of the most impressive forwards in European soccer, scoring 25 goals in total since joining the Serie A title hopefuls.