While many quality strikers have been touted by City, none have been linked as much as Argentine Martinez, who was enjoying a brilliant season in Serie A with a record of a goal every two games.
The 22-year-old Argentine national team striker, who has a release clause worth £81m have been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona for a long time.
Manchester City are understood to deem the 22-year-old as the ideal heir for ageing compatriot Sergio Aguero, whose contract is due to expire at the end of next season.
The Sun claims that Pep Guardiola has failed in his efforts to prize Harry Kane away from Tottenham Hotspur and is growing increasingly desperate to sign a long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero.
So alternatively they are focusing on Martinez as the ideal replacement for his compatriot, and will step up their efforts to sign the Inter Milan striker.
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by City Chief and Man City Xtra, City fans have expressed their thoughts and opinions.
I’m happy to see this… now we are talking long term replacement for King Kün
— Jason O Sheikh (@GiftedGuardiola) August 21, 2020
Not sure this guy is the one… Miles off Haaland
— Livingthedream (@Lemtini) August 21, 2020
Do not want him. Haaland or no one.
— FRĀNK (@Frankthemanc_) August 21, 2020
Wait another season then go for Haaland.
— MikethaManc (@MikethaManc) August 22, 2020
Why can’t we just buy Mbappe and Lewandowski lol
— ManCity Zambia🇿🇲🥇 (@Vaacity) August 22, 2020
Haaland next season. Jesus is a stud & deserves a season where he is the main striker with Aguero getting time too for his swan song.
— Ty (@xTYBROOKSx) August 22, 2020
Buy halaand this dude is overrated
— Irfan ➐ (@AlaminRoblox) August 22, 2020
Is it only me who Don’t like this guy. He is too overhyped, Will take Jesus over him all day…
— Eto’o Katuta (@EKatuta) August 21, 2020