Borussia Dortmund sent scouts to watch Racing Club striker Lautaro Martínez in action against Boca Juniors in La Bombonera and will have returned to Germany with a glowing report after the Argentina under-20 international scored one and provided another in a 2-1 victory.
Atlético deal for Lautaro
Atlético Madrid have a long-standing interest in the striker and seemed to be in pole position to sign him but the involvement of the Bundesliga club may scupper the deal. The Colchoneros reportedly hammered out a 12 million euro agreement with Racing for Lautaro but Racing may now decide to hold out for a larger fee amid interest from Monaco and the Premier League.
Atlético were expected to allow the 20-year-old to remain in Argentina for another year, potentially on loan at Boca, where he would also be able to compete in the Copa Libertadores. In any case, Lautaro’s future will not be decided before presidential elections at Racing on December 10.