Who is Arsenal and Chelsea target Martin Satriano?
Inter’s 20-year-old Uruguayan striker Martin Satriano has stated it is ‘flattering’ to receive interest from the Premier League’s top teams despite not playing a single minute for the Italian giant’s first team.
The South American striker has impressed the San Siro hierarchy since making the move to Milan in January 2020, scoring six goals and providing one assist in his 10 outings for the under-19s this season.
But who is this highly-rated star tipped to make a big impression across the continent in the coming years?
Satriano started his career with boyhood club Nacional in his native homeland. There he established a reputation across Europe and sparked a bidding war for his services amongst the elite clubs just over 12 months ago.
The Nerazzurri won the race for his signature after agreeing a £2.2m fee, and the stocky forward hasn’t looked back since. Four goals in his last five outings, including a brace against bitter rivals Milan, have only added to the feeling that he will be rubbing shoulder with the sport’s elite in the near future.
Although Satriano is yet to make his Serie A debut, the youngster has made Antonio Conte’s bench on three occasions this season and is tipped to feature before the close of the current campaign.
What did Satriano say about moving to the Premier League?
Speaking to the Daily Mail the pacey hitman outlined his admiration of the English top-flight; but also reiterated his dedication to Conte’s side.
“It is always flattering (the interest from the Premier League, yes, it is a sign that I am doing things well and that I have to continue down that path,” he told the Mail.
“I try to use it as an incentive to keep working and be better every day. The Premier League is the No.1 league in the world in terms of competition that I think all the players want to play, I think all the teams are very good.
“It is a very competitive league where any team can beat anyone. But for now, I am totally focused on Inter and to do the best with them.”
Satriano also commented on how much he was learning from Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez in training. If he can harness even a fraction of the prolific pair’s goalscoring ability then the Uruguayan is set to have a stellar career.