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Arsenal and Atletico Madrid are monitoring Racing Club striker Lautaro Martinez, according to Mundo Deportivo journalist Aquiles Furlone.
The Buenos Aires based journalist claim that although Valencia have the first option to buy the 19 year old, Spanish rivals Atletico and Gunners are the team to have shown keen interest in the forward nicknamed the ‘Toro’, or in English the ‘Bull’.
Martinez has been continuously linked with Arsenal on and off over the past year but his show of skill for the Argentina Under 20s at the South American Under 20 Championships earlier this year, and at the Under 20 World Cup, have brought the player to the limelight where he has become a target for several European clubs.
He replaced veteran Lisandro Lopez as Racing Club’s first choice striker in the second half of last season, allowing him to hone his game further in senior football. He found the net five times in 20 appearances last season and he will be hoping to establish himself as the club’s main goal threat when the new Argentine season starts at the end of August.