An Italian press report confirmed today, Wednesday, that the coronavirus complicated the transfer of Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, Inter Milan striker, to Barcelona next summer.
According to the network, “Sky Sports Italy”, Barcelona was close to settling the deal for Lautaro, before the coronavirus stopped everything in the world of football.
She pointed out that the two clubs reached an advanced stage in the negotiations before the epidemic spread, as Barcelona would have paid the money with only one player involved in the deal.
She explained that after the Corona crisis, Interchanged his position regarding the negotiations, and now only requests activation of the penal clause (111 million euros), to allow the departure of Lautaro.
She stated that Barcelona cannot pay a penal clause, especially since the contract provides for the payment of funds within one week only after the element is activated.