Liverpool Barella Pursuit: £70m A Stumbling Block?
Nicolò Barella, the talented Inter Milan midfielder, has been linked with a move to Liverpool FC for some time, sparking discussions about the player’s future. In an recent and exclusive interview with Inter expert and chief news editor of SempreInter.com Nima Tavallaey Roodsari, Jacque Talbolt delved into the recent transfer rumours surrounding the Italian international. Roodsri firmly stated, “It’s Liverpool who value Barella at £50m, which is very wide of the mark.”
Negotiating Tactics: A Familiar Pattern?
According to Roodsari, the story of this undervalued price has been planted to generate pressure on Inter. He explained, “It does not make a difference if Liverpool value Barella at £5 or £500 – it’s Inter’s call, they’re the ones who set his price. Barella has a long-term contract at the club and is happy in Milan.
Spoke exclusively to @NimaTavRood, Inter expert & chief news editor of @SempreInterCom, about Liverpool’s interest in Inter midfielder Nicolò Barella. He told me: “It’s Liverpool who value Barella at £50m, which is very wide of the mark.” #lfc
— Jacque Talbot (@jac_talbot) May 10, 2023
However, he didn’t entirely rule out the possibility of Barella eventually joining Liverpool. He said, “Of course, it’s not unfathomable that Barella ends up at Liverpool – but they will have to pay what Inter want, and what they want is a much higher price – we’re talking about £70m at the very least. Inter won’t be bullied.”
Comparisons To Past Transfer Sagas
Roodsari drew a comparison to Tottenham Hotspur’s pursuit of Alessandro Bastoni last summer. He urged Liverpool fans to “Ask Spurs fans about how their pursuit of Alessandro Bastoni went down last summer.” In that case, Inter also held firm on their valuation of the player.
In conclusion, while Liverpool’s interest in Nicolò Barella is clearly genuine as confirmed by a number of sources and outlets, the notion that a deal would be struck at just £50m is starting far from reality. If Jurgen Klopp really hopes to secure the former Cagliari players services, then they will need to meet Inter Milan’s demands and navigate through the complexities of transfer negotiations. Only time will tell if the Reds can land the highly-rated Italian midfielder.