Inter Milan’s Martin Satriano is ‘flattered’ to be linked with Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea and says he uses their interest as an ‘incentive to be better every day’ but insists he is committed to life in Italy
- Inter Milan’s Martin Satriano is ‘flattered’ by Chelsea and Arsenal’s interest in him
- The striker says he uses their interest as an ‘incentive to become better’ each day
- However, Satriano insists he is currently ‘committed’ and ‘focused’ on life in Italy
- The 20-year-old has yet to make his Serie A debut but has been on the bench
Inter Milan’s strike sensation Martin Satriano has told Sportsmail he is flattering to be linked with the Premier League’s big guns.
Premier League duo Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with moves for talented Uruguayan forward Satriano as they look to bolster their attacking options.
Satriano has been making a big impression at Inter since his arrival from Nacional in his native Uruguay in January 2020 and he is tipped for a bright future in the game.
Inter’s Martin Satriano is ‘flattered’ by the interest he has received from the Premier League
The 20-year-old 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 with Satriano tipped to make his debut before the end of the campaign.
Satriano has caught the eye for Inter at Primavera 1 level (under-19s), scoring five goals in his last four appearances, including a brilliant double against arch rivals AC Milan to take his tally to six goals in just nine appearances.
The South American is flattered by the interest from Arsenal and Chelsea and 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.
Premier League duo Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with moves for Inter’s forward
Satriano has been making a big impression at Inter since his arrival from Nacional in January
‘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,’ Satriano told the Sportsmail.
‘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.’
Inter beat a host of top European clubs to Satriano’s signature last January and the forward admits while the whole move came as something of a whirlwind he was thankful to have his agent sort out the move to Italy.
‘My move to Inter was a very nice moment that I will never forget,’ added Satriano.
‘It was like from one day to the next, although I spoke with my representative throughout January about emigrating to Europe, in the last days everything was decided.
‘On January 29 at noon, my representative Nick [Maytum] called me, telling me had to fly to Milan to join Inter and I couldn’t believe it.
The 20-year-old has yet to make his Serie A debut for Inter but has been tipped for stardom
Despite interest, Satriano has insisted he is currently ‘committed’ and ‘focused’ on life in Italy
‘I remember he was very happy for me and within three hours he was already flying to Italy to do the transfer. It was all very fast.
‘I have been with Nick for five years, since 2016, and the truth is I am more than happy with him. ‘He is more than a representative for me, he is like my family.’
Satriano is always pushing himself to improve as a player and he feels there is no better place than Inter to learn from deadly strike duo Romelu Lukaku and Lautauro Martinez.
‘The truth is that training with the first team is something that I really enjoy,’ noted Satraino.
‘Training with top-level players every day is something very nice, which helps me a lot to improve my game, since I train at a very high intensity and with great players.
‘Sharing the pitch with players like Lautaro and Romelu is something very good as today they are the best forwards in Serie A and among the best in the world.
‘I always try to look at them, listen to them and try to do all the good things they do on the pitch.’