Liverpool are in need of reinforcements in the middle of the park. Jürgen Klopp has lost a key member of his squad and he needs replacing urgently. Liverpool are reportedly targeting Nicolo Barella, the Reds could use Kostas Tsimikas in any potential deal.
Who is Nicolo Barella?
24-year-old Italian Nicolo Barella is the main creative force at Inter Milan.
The midfielder had a standout season for the Milanese club last term, bagging seven assists and netting three goals.
Euro 2020 has served as a showcase for his game with fans across the continent wowed by his poise and ability to ghost past defenders, he even netted an impressive goal against Belgium, also assisting his side’s second.
Agent Furio Valcareggi (TMW) has claimed that he is in fact the ‘best midfielder in the world’.
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Liverpool move for Nicolo Barella
Speculation around the midfielder’s future is rife.
Calciomercato has claimed that Liverpool have contacted Inter about Nicolo Barella and a summer transfer.
The Milanese side won’t sell him cheap given that he’s set to enter the peak of his career in the coming years.
He’s already impressing at just 24-years-old – why move him on now?
Kostas Tsimikas makeweight
This week saw reports that Inter Milan want to sign Kostas Tsimikas.
Calciomercato reported that Simone Inzaghi has his eye on the Greek left back as he looks to bolster the defence.
If the Serie A club are indeed interested then Liverpool could look at signing Barella using Tsimikas as a makeweight in the deal.
We will need to everything we can to bring the price down, throwing Tsimi into the deal could prove vital.