Luis Suarez underwent surgery on January 19 after defeat in the Supercopa de Espana, and was scheduled to be out for several months.
So far, Martinez has maintained the performance he showed last season, scoring ten goals and contributing five assists in all competitions from 25 games. Last year he hit 21 goals and provided eight assists from 49 games.
The Argentine is said to take his work seriously, and is completely unconcerned by transfer speculation. His focus is on doing well for Inter and Antonio Conte, his coach, is said to appreciate it.
He could be an interesting option for the new regime who’ll come in at Camp Nou after the presidential elections scheduled for March 7, alongside soon-to-be free agent Memphis Depay.