It has been stated that Real Madrid would be prepared to send Dani Ceballos and Nacho Fernandez to Inter Milan in exchange for the right to acquire Nicolo Barella during this summer’s transfer window
Real Madrid is reportedly ready to step up their interest in Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella and is prepared to offer two players in a deal to sign the Italian international, as reported by the Italian news outlet CMW.
Since bursting onto the scene while playing for Cagliari, Barella has established himself as one of the top midfielders in Italy. In 2019, Barella made the move from Cagliari to Inter Milan. The 25-year-old forward had a strong season for the Nerazzurri the year before, despite seeing a little dip in his performance, and was an integral part of the team that won the Serie A championship for the Nerazzurri in the 2020/21 season.
After playing in 48 appearances across all competitions during the 2021/22 season, Barella ended the year with a total of four goals and thirteen assists. The midfielder was a member of the Italy team that triumphed in the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament the year before, and as a result, he has garnered a lot of attention from teams all over Europe, including Real Madrid, which is showing some admiration for him.
Real Madrid has been keeping tabs on Barella for some time now due to their apparent interest in the player. However, recent rumours suggested that Los Blancos were ready to wait until 2023 before chasing him as a successor to Luka Modric, who only this month signed a one-year contract extension. This news came shortly after Los Blancos announced that they would extend Modric’s deal by another year. Because they have already brought in Aurelien Tchouameni from AS Monaco, it does not seem that there is an immediate need for a new midfielder.
However, a report from CMW indicates that Real Madrid intends to continue their chase of Barella. This may be a response to the fact that Toni Kroos has not signed a new contract, with his present one set to expire next year. As a result, they are open to offers from other clubs to acquire the services of the seasoned German star.
What’s next for Los Blancos?
Barella has emerged as a primary target for Real Madrid as a potential new midfielder after recent developments involving Toni Kroos and Dani Ceballos, both of whom are set to leave the club soon. The Spanish and European champions are reportedly prepared to give two players to Inter Milan in exchange for the services of the Italian international football star, according to the report.
Ceballos and Nacho Fernandez are reportedly going to be the two players that Real Madrid will put up for sale, as reported by CMW. The former has been connected with a transfer to the Italian club in the past, while the latter has also lately surfaced as a possible target for the Nerazzurri with question marks over some of their existing centre-backs. There are question marks over some of the Nerazzurri’s present centre-backs.
However, the source says that despite Inter Milan’s financial troubles, the management plans to retain Barella at the club and intends to reject any bids that arrive for him this summer. This is even though the club is in financial trouble. It seems quite probable that the 25-year-old will continue to play for San Siro for the foreseeable future unless Real Madrid makes an offer that is impossible to refuse.