Many Liverpool fans exploded in delight after their side was linked with a move for Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella.
This was according to Italian outlet Calciomercato, who claim that the Reds are one of the sides who interested in the 23-year-old’s services, as well as Tottenham.
After reports suggested (via Mirror) that Georginio Wijnaldum could be leaving once his contract expires at the end of the season, manager Jurgen Klopp could be making early moves to replace the Dutchman.
During his time in Milan, Barella has scored six times and provided 16 assists from 66 appearances (TransferMarkt), and having allegedly paid €50m (£45m) from Cagliari, they will be wanting to make a healthy profit.
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Despite this, supporters were excited about the prospect of signing Barella and made their feelings clear to @AnfieldEdition who shared the news on social media.
Fans gush over possible Barella transfer
“He is so good. He was running the game against Juventus always pushing forward. He scored and assisted btw.”
“Get rid of Naby and Gini, keep Shaq and Ox fit for at least 10 matches a season, recall Elliott, then get this Nicolo guy in at all costs.”
“Brilliant Gini replacement if true”
“That’s a good move”
“This better be true”
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