Inter midfielder Nicolo Barella just just one goal away from equalling his own personal best record for most goals scored in a single Serie A season.
This is highlighted by Italian news outlet Gazzetta.it, via FCInter1908, who note that the 25-year-old is starting to become the complete midfielder now that he has added goals to his game on a more regular basis.
Barella has now scored five times in Serie A, finding the back of the net in matches against Cremonese, Udinese, Fiorentina, Sampdoria, and Salernitana.
The 25-year-old has also scored a crucial goal in the Champions League, as he was on target in the team’s 3-3 draw with Barcelona in the Champions League.
The five goals that Barella has scored so far in the league mean that he is just one goal away from equalling his record of six goals scored in his final season with Cagliari.
Accordingly, there would seem to be a high probability that the former Rossoblu midfielder equals that and then surpasses it in the 23 matches left in the league this campaign.
Barella has also been adding assists to his game, having hit double digits last term and on track to do the same this time around, all from central midfield and without taking set pieces.
Not only this, but the Italian international and EURO 2020 winner’s defensive workrate has remained as intense as ever, whilst his leadership skills have been growing.
When all of this is combined with the 25-year-old’s increasing eye for goal, it paints a midfielder who is only starting to reach the peak of his power, and certainly one of the most well-rounded in the Italian top flight.