Barella Closer to Extension with Inter than Lautaro

The Inter execs have frequently professed their optimism about coming to terms with Lautaro Martinez, but it’s not imminent, and Nicolò Barella might end up putting pen to paper before the Argentine. The two renewals aren’t obviously mutually exclusive, La Gazzetta dello Sport informed.

Both players are under contract until 2026. There’s time to come to an understanding before things get eerie. The Nerazzurri and the camp of the midfielder have been working on a new pact that could last until 2029.

Barella will likely see his salary bumped up to €6M plus bonuses once he shakes hands with Inter. His signature could arrive in the spring or at the beginning of next season at the latest.

The parties have been negotiating intensely. There was some gap between the offer and the request at first, but it got progressively smaller. The midfielder only has the Nerazzurri in his mind. It’d take an irresistible offer to change his future, but it’s improbable.

Our Take on Inter and Barella

They should get the two extensions done in the summer, or the contracts will get a little too close to their expiration dates for comfort. He, Martinez, and Alessandro Bastoni would be the ones the club could turn a massive profit on, but it looks like there’s no need for that. The talks with him are less challenging because they are within their usual financial boundaries, while they’ll have to exceed them with Lautaro.

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