Inter Milan have reportedly started negotiations with the midfielder Nicolo Barella to extend his contract, as per the report in Corriere Dello Sport(Via TRANSFERmarketWEB).
The 24-years-old joined the Nerazzurri back in 2019 for an initial loan deal from fellow Serie A side Cagliari and the move became permanent in the following summer. The midfielder has showcased his talent at San Siro stadium and played a key role in winning the league title last term. The Italy international also had a great summer with the national side, winning the European Championship under Roberto Mancini.
According to the report, following the youngster’s great performances over the past 12 months, the Nerazzurri hierarchy are looking to tie the midfielder down in a long term contract. Barella still has three years remaining in his current contract but Inter do not want to delay and are willing to offer him a new contract as soon as possible.
The reigning Italian champions are offering a salary increment of up to €4.5 million per year but the player’s representatives are asking for more to sign an extension. Simone Inzaghi’s side are also willing to offer the 24-years-old the club’s captain role, after Samir Handanovic’s departure.
Inter want to tie Barella down in a long term contract:
Offering Barella a long term contract extension is a great decision from Inter. The midfielder has already showcased his talent in the biggest stage of European football and there might be suitors who will be looking to persuade the 24-years-old away from San Siro stadium.
So, tying the Italian down in a long term contract will help the Nerazzurri to restore his value. The midfielder has been a consistent performer for the club and country and he could become an asset for the Serie A giants in years to come.
Meanwhile, after a great start to the new campaign, the Nerazzurri have hit a stumbling block in the last two games against Sampdoria in the league and Real Madrid in the Champions League. So, Inzaghi’s side will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they meet Bologna on Saturday.
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