July 4, 2018 / 2:03 PM / a month ago

Inter Milan sign Argentine prospect Martinez

(Reuters) - Inter Milan have signed forward Lautaro Martinez on a five-year contract from Argentina’s Racing Club, the Italian Serie A club said on Wednesday .

Soccer Football - Argentina's Racing Club v Chile's Universidad de Chile - Copa Libertadores - Presidente Peron stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina - May 3, 2018 - Racing Club's striker Lautaro Martinez gestures. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

The 20-year-old, capped once by Argentina, has joined the Milan-based club for a reported fee of around 22 million euros (19.39 million pounds) , Italian media reported.

Martinez, nicknamed “El Toro”, made 21 league appearances last season, scoring 13 goals.

“After being monitored by various European clubs in the past months, El Toro is now ready for a new adventure with Inter,” Inter said in a statement.

Reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi in Gdynia, editing by Ed Osmond

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