Inter Close to New Deal for Ex-Man City Target Barella

While the negotiation with Lautaro Martinez has grabbed the headlines in recent months, Inter are handling another key extension that they wish to get done before the end of the season, the one with Nicolò Barella. Their urgency was heightened by the fact that Manchester City inquired about him in the final days of the summer window, La Gazzetta dello Sport informed.

The Nerazzurri and the player didn’t provide an opening. They plan to stick together long-term. He’s currently under contract until 2026. The club wishes to add three years to it.

Inter will need to raise the salary of Barella to get their wish. Considering some easy bonuses, he has been earning about €6M annually since he last put pen to paper. He’d get to €7M or slightly more with his new deal, trailing only Lautaro Martinez in the squad, should his teammate indeed re-up.

If the team is successful, the new contracts of the stars will begin from January on, impacting their next balance sheets that will be boosted by the more profitable Champions League format. The Nerazzurri brass proposed add-ons related not only to the potential victory but also to how far they go in the competition.

Our Take on Inter and Barella

If they do shake hands, and all signs point toward that, then it means that they really aren’t planning any important sale besides maybe Denzel Dumfries. They have started a virtuous cycle thanks to last year’s deep European run.

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