Erik Ten Hag wants Nicolo Barella to improve his midfield. The Red Devils are having a successful season. But they want some quality additions in the summer to move to the next level. The Dutch manager is a big admirer of the Italian midfielder and wants a creative midfielder, who can help him implement his style. While, Inter Milan consider Nicolo Barella untouchable and consider him the future captain. Also, it will be difficult to find a replacement for him.
Manchester City are also targeting Barella, as Pep wants to update his midfield. The Citizens have struggled this season, as they are not consistent and want some additions in the summer. Barella will settle well in Guardiola’s system as the Italian midfielder is technical and exceptional with his passes. Moreover, Barella has the energy to move up and down the pitch, so he will be a good fit for the Premier League.
Ten Hag wants Nicolo Barella but will face competition from City
Currently, United have the former Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen. However, the Dutch midfielder is struggling with a serious injury, and Ten Hag needs a backup for him. The Dutch midfielder has been brilliant for the Red Devils this season. However, he can not start every game, and Barella can work alongside him. The Nerazzurri midfielder is versatile and can work in the double pivot and as a number ten. He would get more chances at Manchester United, while at City Barella will have to compete with quality players.
The Nerazzurri would try to keep Nicolo Barella at all costs. But the Italian midfielder is a target for many clubs in Europe. Moreover, Inter have to make a profit in the summer transfer window. But selling Barella will be a huge blow as the Italian midfielder is a vital part of Inzaghi’s system.