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Lautaro hopes free agent Dybala goes ‘where he’s happy’

28 May 2022 | 08:57

Lautaro Martinez do not know where the link forwards Paulo Dybala will play next season but hopefully that will be “where he is happy”.

Dybala’s contract at Juventus His contract is about to expire, making him one of the most sought-after free agents in the upcoming transfer window.

Widespread reports have suggested that he is more likely to be involved Argentina Martinez’s teammate at Inter – although the Nerazzurri striker is also the subject of transfer speculation.

But as the two link up on national team duty, Martinez insists Dybala’s club future has been put aside.

Martinez told TyC Sports: “We don’t touch the topic. “We talk about many things, about his situation and everything, but today he is thinking about the national team.

“His future will be decided when these games are over.

“He’s a player with quality, personality and I hope he plays where he feels most comfortable, where he’s happy.”

Martinez also focuses on his role with Argentina, towards World Cup in Qatar later this year – the first match of his Albiceleste career.

“[The World Cup] is a dream I’ve had since I was a kid,” Martinez said. With my family, I don’t stop talking about this – they are all football fans.

“If I think about what could happen now, anxiety hits me. I hope we can leave a good impression.

“These are the dreams you’ve always had. First your dreams are to be an expert, then they’re renewed. Today I am no more. [dream]; I hope it can be completed and I can help my teammates. “

Even before that, in early June, Argentina had Finalissima against Italy at Wembley to expect, pitted Copa America the winners against the European champions – a match that is eagerly awaited for Italy– based on Martinez, even if the Azzurri won’t be in Qatar.

“It will be an important match for us because of how significant the opponent is, aside from the fact that they have been knocked out of the World Cup this time,” he said.

“We know their characteristics, their players, they are a high-class opponent. We have a very important test ahead of us to see where we stand.”