The Italy international is on the Roma agenda and albeit the player seems to be on the verge of joining Inter, the Giallorossi can and should still hope for the big shot.
Roma and Inter are tightly connected this summer. Antonio Conte has chosen the Nerazzurri after having flirted with the Lupi for a period and Edin Dzeko should join the Italian coach in Milan soon. But this is the moment for Roma to win a market battle. Nicolò Barella is still on the market. Reportedly, the Lupi are seriously interested in the central midfielder.
The 22-year-old from Cagliari is the right name for the Giallorossi for many different reasons.
His Age and Potential
Barella is still very young and his talent is crystalline. The Giallorossi love these kinds of players even for their possible future value. After De Rossi‘s departure, the Lupi really need a leader in that position. The Italian player has great vision and temperament. He would be fine even playing in front of the demanding supporters at stadio Olimpico.
His Ability to Play Different Roles
The Italy international is a pure central midfielder who reminds me of Radja Nainggolan. The Belgian star has and will always have an important place in the hearts of the passionate Roma fans. Nicolò Barella could become a new hero of the eternal city. His competitive nastiness and way to play would match with the fighting spirit of the beloved gladiators.
He Would be Another Italian Soul at Roma
Roma seems to be targeting many Italian players. The Giallorossi may have understood that a solid group of Italian souls can raise the overall quality level. Barella would join Florenzi, Cristante, Lo. Pellegrini, Lu. Pellegrini, Zaniolo, El Shaarawy, and even Gianluca Mancini if the Lupi will decide to finalize that deal. In recent times, Juventus created such a solid Italian group as well (Buffon, Chiellini, Bonucci, Barzagli, etc.) and the outcome has been simply astonishing.
Nicolò Barella would be the perfect player for Roma for many different reasons. Although his price-tag is reportedly very high, the Giallorossi are still thinking of him. Petrachi could include a few players in the overall deal with Cagliari, a club who is always willing to accept players in exchange.
The professional relationship between the two clubs is good. Last season, Luca Pellegrini joined the club of the beautiful Italian island playing good football and improving a lot. He may not be traded there again, but a few other youngsters and a consistent economic effort may change the cards on the table putting Roma ahead of Inter in this tough negotiation.