Liverpool Eyeing £77m Move for Inter Milan’s Barella in 2024
In the ever-evolving world of football transfers, Liverpool’s pursuit of Nicolo Barella from Inter Milan is one that has caught the attention of many. The Reds’ interest in the Italian international is no secret, and recent developments suggest that a move might be on the horizon.
Liverpool’s Previous Pursuits
Liverpool’s admiration for Barella was evident during the last summer transfer window. The Reds made their intentions clear with an approach for the 26-year-old midfielder. However, Inter Milan, with their firm stance, ensured that Barella remained a part of their setup, resisting offers not just from Liverpool but also from Premier League heavyweights Chelsea and Newcastle United.
Inter’s Changing Stance
While Barella was deemed ‘untouchable’ by Inter in the past, the winds of change might be blowing through the San Siro. Sources suggest that the Italian giants could be more open to negotiations in the upcoming windows. A bid in the region of £77m might just tempt Inter Milan to part ways with their prized asset.
Barella’s Rise to Prominence
Since his move from Cagliari in 2019, Barella has been nothing short of phenomenal for Inter Milan. His growth in Milan has been meteoric, establishing himself as one of Italy’s top talents. His pivotal role in Simone Inzaghi’s plans was evident as Inter clinched the Coppa Italia. Not to mention, Barella played a crucial role in their journey to the Champions League final, where they narrowly missed out on the title to Manchester City.
Midfield Changes at Anfield
Liverpool’s midfield saw a significant reshuffle this summer. Key figures like Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Naby Keita bid adieu to Anfield. In response, Jurgen Klopp brought in talents like Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch. With Thiago Alcantara’s potential departure next summer, Barella could be viewed as the ideal candidate to fill the void.