Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella has emerged as a surprise target for Tottenham in the winter transfer window.
The reports in Italy suggested that Tottenham are willing to make 40 million euros offer for Nicolo Barella.
The 21-year-old has four years left on his current contract which expires in 2022.
Nicolo Barella made 87 appearances across all competitions for Cagliari, scoring 7 goals and supplying 2 assists in return.
The 21-year-old has long been touted as one of Italy’s most promising young talents.
Nicolo Barella has represented Italy at Under-15, Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 52 caps, before making his senior international debut in October 2018. As a member of Italy national football team, Barella won 3 caps.
His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Tottenham have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
Mauricio Pochettino will reportedly be handed a huge transfer kitty this winter and the Cagliari midfielder is thought to be among the manager’s priorities.
Nicolo Barella has the talent to play many roles in midfield.
According to Football Italia (via Calciomercato), “Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly prepared to make a €40m offer for Cagliari and Italy midfielder Nicolò Barella. The 21-year-old impressed in both Nations League games against Poland and Portugal. He is the subject of interest from numerous top clubs, including Inter, Juventus, Roma and Napoli. According to Calciomercato.it, Premier League outfit Tottenham are eager to anticipate the rest of the crowd with a proposal worth €40m. Barella has said several times before that he would love to play in England, as it suits his more physical and tough-tackling style.”
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Cagliari are reluctant to let Nicolo Barella go, but a big enough bid could persuade them to sell.
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Tottenham.
Tottenham fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club this winter.