Inter managed to defend one of their best players from Antonio Conte and Tottenham since a new contract was agreed with the great midfielder. Barella got an increase in income of 500,000 euros, so in the future, he will earn 5,000,000 euros per season, instead of the previous 4,500,000.
He will be able to provide additional money through bonuses. The contract will be signed by the summer of 2026, and the initials could follow today. Nerazzurri's sports director, Piero Ausilio, also revealed to the public that everything is close to finalization.
"We are in detail with Barella at the moment and everything will probably be able to be formalized before the derby. We are talking about formal aspects, so I am completely convinced that the deal will be concluded," Ausilio said.
Barella's still current contract expires in June 2024. The Italian national team player arrived in September last year, from Cagliari for compensation of 32,500,000 euros, and it did not take him much time to grow into the main player of the team, it is estimated that his value has doubled.
Tottenham and United
Last season, Barella played 46 games in all competitions and scored three goals, with 14 assists. This season, he recorded 14 appearances, with a goal and six assists. In the past few days, it was written about the interest of Tottenham, which definitely dropped out of the race, but Manchester United was also relevant when it was claimed that Nerazzurri would have a much better chance than Spurs and whose possible offer could be considered in Milan.
However, there are also claims that say that Barella was promised the captain's armband at Giuseppe Meazza, after Samir Handanovic retired, which could be a key motivation for a great midfielder to stay at the club for a longer period of time.
After Barella, the next in line for negotiations should be Marcelo Brozovic, who will enter the last year of the contract in January. "I can only say that we have a huge desire and satisfaction to extend the contract and continue with him for a longer period of time.
I know him and his agents, we will try to find a solution." "He is certainly an important player, whom we hope will be part of our project and of the future, ”Ausilio said. Inter have serious plans and obviously intend to pursue a project that brings them good results Barella is a very important player, as is Brozovic, and we can hardly imagine Inter's midfield without them.