Rossoneri new owners Elliot intend to continue investing in Milan and now have prioritized the purchase of Cagliari star Nicolo Barella.
First the derby on the pitch, then the one in the transfer market. Now it’s no longer a secret: Inter and AC Milan both want to sign Nicolo Barella from Cagliari. The managements of both clubs are already active in view of January and beyond. And the 21 year old midfielder, one of the most promising players in Serie A, is at the top of both companies’ agenda.
Il Corriere dello Sport reports today that the Rossoneri have moved a few weeks ago for the Sardinian talent. The will of the Red and black club, especially after the disappointing start of Tiemoue Bakayoko, is to strengthen the squad with one more midfielder. The ownership has already made funds available to improve the team and the arrival of Lucas Paqueta is the confirmation. According to CorSport, even though an exact figure isn’t mentioned, sporting Leonardo will have enough money at his disposal to make another big signing.
The Rossoneri had sent a scout to observe from close at Slaski stadium in Chorzow the performance of the Cagliari star in Poland-Italy. Another signal, assures the newspaper, that Elliott is serious and would like to get his hands on the young talent before other teams. To make thing complicated, however, is the hefty price tag imposed by Cagliari president Tommaso Giulini. “Nicolo Barella will leave for no less than 45-50 million euros”.
Inter are also playing their cards. The first is the excellent relationship with the Milanese owner of Cagliari, the second is the figure of agent Alessandro Beltrami who takes care of the interests of Barella but also of Radja Nainggolan who joined the Nerazzurri this year. The boy, meanwhile, thinks about playing football without being distracted by transfer rumors.
“The interest of big teams makes me proud, because it means I’m working well, he confessed in a recent interview with Sky Sport. For now I do not think about the market. That’s the job of agents, managers and clubs“.