Barella is ‘free to leave’and join Arsenal in January as Emery seeks Ramsey replacement
Cagliari will not stand in the way of Arsenal target Nicolo Barella leaving the club when the January transfer window opens up, as the Gunners seek a replacement for Aaron Ramsey.
Ramsey, who has been greedy and ask for a wage that he does not deserve, is now set to leave the club at the end of the season after failing to agree terms on a new contract with a whole host of clubs interested in trying to secure his signature for nothing.
The Gunners informed the Welshman last week their reasons for stopping all negotiations over a new contract, and have now reportedly started the process of lining up a number of alternatives to come in during the January transfer window and fill the void that will be left by Ramsey.
And according to the TalkSport website, they have reportedly turned their attentions too Barella, who is on the radar of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side.
Klopp has been keeping a close eye on the development of Barella over the last few months and is keen to add him to the squad in hope he will improve the side and push on from their great Premier League start to the new season.
But with Ramsey now officially leaving, Arsenal are now ready to outbid their Premier League rivals and bring the talented midfielder to the Premier League in a deal that could be worth around £35 million, which is not a lot of money for the talented midfielder.
And even though Cagliari do not want to lose one of their best players, the Gunners will be able to complete a possible deal this winter after the Italian clubs owner Tommaso Giulini recently admitted they will not stand in the way of the Gunners trying to complete a deal in January.
He was quoted on the TalkSport website:“Nicolo finally has a coach (Rolando Maran), who can give him a lot. If he stayed then I’d be the happiest man in the world, but it’s equally clear that the lad could have the ambition of playing in the Champions League.”
Here is what we think on a potential Arsenal deal for Barella.
Liverpool have been eyeing up Barella to come in and add some depth to an already impressive midfield, so if they missed out on the young man and got Ramsey instead, they would certainly feel they got the better side of a deal.
Barella is showing great potential and could be a real star of the future, But the Gunners need players that will come in and make an immediate impact on the side now, as Unai Emery needs instant success to stay at the club longer than a few seasons.