Reported Arsenal target Martin Satriano has responded to speculation linking him with the Premier League.
According a report in The Sunday Mirror (21/2; pg 73), both Arsenal and Chelsea are admirers of the Uruguayan, who plays for Inter Milan.
Satriano has been making a big impression at Inter since his arrival from Uruguay’s Nacional in January 2020 and has been tipped for a bright future in the game.
Indeed, Spanish outlet AS has described the 20-year-old, who reportedly cost Inter £2million and is contracted until 2024, as the “new Luis Suarez”.
Satriano has yet to make his Serie A debut for Inter, but he has been on the bench for Antonio Conte’s league leaders on a few occasions this term.
He has caught the eye for Inter at Under-19 level, scoring five goals in his last four appearances, including a brace against AC Milan to take his tally to six goals in nine appearances.
Satriano has told the Daily Mail that he is flattered by the reported interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.
That said, although he admits he would be interested in a move to the Premier League one day, his immediate focus is on proving his worth to Inter.
“It is always flattering, yes, it is a sign that I am doing things well and that I have to continue down that path,” Satriano said.
“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 is a talented prospect with big expectations on his shoulders, including comparisons with one of Uruguay’s greatest players in recent years.
That said, Inter’s hand is strong, given the player’s contract until 2024, and at this stage he’s still very raw – if he joined Arsenal he’s likely play for their Under-23s to begin with.
However, it’s great to hear that he’s flattered by the reported interest and that he rates the Premier League highly – certainly one to keep an eye out on over the next year or two.