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Diego Milito has praised the qualities of Inter star Lautaro Martinez and believes the striker still has a lot to give in his career.
The 26-year-old Argentinian striker has maintained his impressive form this season, scoring 15 goals and providing two assists in 18 Serie A and Champions League games. This summer, he was promoted to club captain following the retirement of Samir Handanovic. Lautaro is one of Europe’s best centre-forwards, and Inter are now considering offering the Argentine a new long-term contract, thus protecting their star asset. His current contract expires in June 2026 and is worth around 6 million euros net per season.
Speaking to DAZN via Calciomercato.com, Milito began by discussing Lautaro’s growth and abilities as a star striker. “We’ve all seen it, we’re talking about a top-level player. I think he still has a lot to give, he has shown himself for what he is and I had no doubt he would reach this level. He knows how to adapt to his teammates. He got on very well with Lukaku and now let’s see how he gets on with Thuram. I hope they can both score a lot of goals. I’m very happy to see him where he is at the moment because I’ve known him since I was a kid. He replaced me at Racing on the day he made his debut, and it gives me great pleasure to see him at this level. I’m impressed by his spirit, his desire to keep growing and achieve his goals. These great champions are never satisfied. Last year, he reached the final of the Champions League, he won the World Cup and after this World Cup, he’s doing extraordinary things”. said the former Inter Milan player.