Marotta’s new Inter project includes a mix of older players’ expertise and young talents. Nicolo Barella falls into the second category even though that he already has 83 Serie A appearances under his belt. The Cagliari midfielder is on the wish list of Inter executives who are monitoring his situation and moving to anticipate the competition.
The Nerazzurri already received information from Rossoblu president Giulini and the channel of communication between two sides is open and friendly. A general plan has also been define so that it can be included in the overall strategy. An investment of this kind can only arrive at phase 2 of the transfer market.
Phase 1, by June, is to provide €40M-€50M in capital gains to finally and definitively close the UEFA Financial Fair Play chapter: Inter will need to sell a star player. Aside from Icardi, the three names of Skriniar, Brozovic and Perisic have the largest market. The final attack, phase 2, on Barella then will come by identifying counterparts to lower the demand of €50M: young players are needed in this case, let’s not forget having an acceptable wage for Cagliari. Some names are Emmers, Pinamonti and Karamoh. But these are evaluations to be done at a later date.