Liverpool: Reds could ‘seriously attempt’ Nicolo Barella signing
Liverpool could ‘seriously attempt’ to sign Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella in the summer transfer window, according to a fresh transfer rumour.
The Lowdown: Barella linked with Liverpool move
The Italian arguably is one of Serie A’s most influential players currently, standing out as a hugely important player for Inter, starting 22 league games this season.
Barella has scored five goals and registered six assists from midfield, and his performances have not gone unnoticed, with Liverpool linked with a move for him this summer.
The 26-year-old’s current Inter deal doesn’t expire until the summer of 2026 but it appears Jurgen Klopp is serious about testing the waters regardless.
The Latest: Reds could ‘seriously attempt’ signing
According to InterLive.it [via Sport Witness], FSG could ‘seriously attempt’ to sign Barella for Klopp this summer, with the Liverpool manager ‘preparing a revolution’.
AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer is also noted as a potential signing in the report, having averaged 2.4 tackles per game in Serie A this season.
The Verdict: Ideal midfield addition
Barella could be a fantastic signing by Liverpool if they get a deal over the line, with the 42-cap Italy international someone who tasted Euro 2020 glory with his country, not to mention being described as a ‘top-class player’ by Klopp himself.
The Inter star possesses both quality in possession and tenacity of the ball, enjoying an 84.8% pass completion rate and 1.3 tackles per match in the league in 2022/23 to date.
Whether or not Liverpool would be able to afford both Barella and Jude Bellingham is certainly up for discussion, but if they signed both, it would potentially transform their fortunes in the middle of the park for years to come.