Inter will look to begin talks on a new contract with midfielder Nicolo Barella soon, but they will have to come up with an offer which is economically sufficient for the key midfielder.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the 24-year-old is asking for double what he currently earns in order to sign a new deal.
Barella’s current deal runs until the end of June 2024, but the club want to secure his future for the long term as he is considered a very important player at the club and someone to build around for the future.
The midfielder currently earns a net of €2.5 million per season, but given his status at the club and what he has shown with his recent form he is asking to double this amount to €5 million net annually.
The will of both the player and the club is to find an agreement that would see him commit his future, and his agent has already had meetings with the club to open discussions.
Barella had been promised an eventual raise when he initially joined the Nerazzurri from Cagliari in the summer of 2019, but given the level of his performances, and the fact that summer signing Hakan Calhanoglu earns a net of €5 million per season, the player is clear on his demands.