Luis Suarez Miramontes, a former player of Barcelona and Inter, believes that it would be best for Lautaro Martinez to stay with the Italian club, and that if he was in his position he wouldn't leave.
Lautaro is of interest to the Catalan giants after a sparkling 2019/20 campaign with the Nerazzurri, although the fiscal element of the upcoming transfer window is something that is causing Los Cules difficult.
"If I were him, I wouldn't change teams," Suarez explained in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.
"Making a decision on whether to stay or not is very complicated, although if Messi called him then it would be easy to think about it.
"However, we're talking about a boy who is still very young, and he has all the time in the world to go for other challenges in the future."
Suarez continued to discount the benefits of Lautaro signing for Barcelona, suggesting that the competition for places would be damaging to his development.
"Let's say the truth, he would have less prominence in Spain that he does at Inter.
"I want to give [Lautaro] some advice: Stay where you are," he said.
With a buyout clause of 111 million euros, Inter would stand to benefit financially from a sale, however they also have the challenging issue of a returning Mauro Icardi.
Antonio Conte made abundantly clear in 2019 that the Argentine wasn't part of his plans, and he was subsequently loaned at to PSG where he has enjoyed mixed success, yet Suarez believes it would be impossible for him to represent Inter again.
"The relationship is definitely broken, I think it's impossible to imagine him at Inter again," he confirmed.
"It will be necessary to maximise the income generated by his sale to be able to sign another great player.
"There is still disgust at what happened, I would have liked to see a San Siro trident of Icardi, Lukaku and Lautaro, what a show."