According to EuroSport, Arsenal have already discussed salary terms with the agents of Inter Milan sensation Lautaro Martinez.
The Gunners are on the market looking for a new striker. Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette have both been made available for a transfer, and reports have claimed that if Edu can sell the pair, Martinez is the striker we’ll go for.
The Argentine is one of Inter’s most important players. He played a massive part in helping them win the Serie A last season, but he only earns about £81,000-a-week at the San Siro at the moment. That opens the door for Arsenal to sign him and Edu has already started discussions.
Lautaro Martinez promised a huge salary at Arsenal
The report claims that Arsenal are yet to enter talks with Inter Milan over a deal for Martinez. However, that hasn’t stopped Edu from making it clear to the Argentine’s camp that he will receive a mammoth salary if he agrees a move to the Emirates.
Arsenal have reportedly indicated that we are willing to pay him wages of around £275,000-a-week. That’s about £14.3 million a year, which is over three times what he’s currently earning at Inter Milan.
That really is a tempting offer for the Argentine. Arsenal cannot offer Martinez Champions League football like Inter can, but a salary as huge as this could really convince him to make a move to the Emirates this summer.
Arsenal’s current top earners
Mesut Ozil’s £350,000-a-week wages made the headlines regularly when he was still here, but thankfully, that’s off our books now. However, our wage bill is still a big one compared to some of the other clubs in the league.
Skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Thomas Partey are our highest-paid players at the moment, earning an eye-watering £250,000 every week. Willian takes home around £192,000-a-week, while Alexandre Lacazette comes fourth on the list with a weekly salary of about £182,000. (Spotrac)
If Arsenal sign Martinez and offer him the wages mentioned in the report, he will become our highest-paid player. £275,000-a-week is a massive amount, but can anyone argue that the Argentine isn’t worth that in today’s market? We can’t!