Inter have sent a clear signal to major European clubs that midfielder Nicolo Barella is “hands-off” with their extension of the 24-year-old’s contract yesterday.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, who report that the renewal until the summer of 2026 will guard against the interest of Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain among others.
Barella’s development since joining Inter from Cagliari in the summer of 2019 has been impressive and his performances have attracted the interest of a number of top European clubs.
Antonio Conte’s arrival at Tottenham has led to reports that the Italian tactician could seek a reunion with the player who he coached for two seasons while in charge of the Nerazzurri.
Moreover, PSG are also among the clubs to have been keenly interested in Barella.
However, with the major new contract, which will see the midfielder earn net €4.5 million per seasons plus add-ons and then €6 million in the final two years of his deal, the intent is clear and the interested clubs are not likely to be able to sign the player any time soon.