Real Madrid’s midfield is one of the best in the world of football right now, but it might also be time for some changes.
Since there have been rumours that Toni Kroos may retire when his current contract expires at the end of this season, no one is sure what he is currently thinking.
Dani Ceballos may be done playing at the end of this season, and although Luka Modric is still performing at a high level despite being 37 years old.
In Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Fede Valverde, Real Madrid has a superb core of young midfielders. They have also been strongly connected to a move for Jude Bellingham. But it looks like an Italian international is in their sights at the same time.
Nicolo Barella of Inter Milan may be a target for Real Madrid, according to Calciomercatoweb. In recent years, the midfielder has been one of the Italian giants’ bright spots.
A player like Barella could be a fantastic addition for Real Madrid and fulfil many of their requirements for a midfielder.
Since joining Inter Milan in the summer of 2020, Barella has played a significant role in the team.
Transfermarkt statistics show that this season, Barella has made 20 appearances, making 6 goals and 6 assists in the process.
His current contract with Inter Milan is reportedly set to expire in the summer of 2026.
Thus, if Real Madrid want to sign him, they would have to shell out a premium transfer fee to make that happen.
Let’s see if the interest turns into anything more concrete in the future. Real Madrid have been linked with other similar players in recent times as well and seem to be keeping their options open.
Inter Offer Condolences
Stefano Pioli, the coach of AC Milan, has received sympathy from Inter after experiencing a serious family loss.
After the 2-1 Serie A victory over Fiorentina, the Rossoneri coach reportedly left the San Siro in tears. After hearing the heartbreaking news, he skipped all post-match engagements.
Earlier today, AC Milan tweeted their condolences in response to the sad news that their coach had lost his brother-in-law.
The Nerazzurri took to their official Twitter handle to offer their condolences to Pioli, who was the coach of Inter between November 2017 and May 2017.
The tweet read: “FC Internazionale Milano would like to offer our condolences and are close to Stefano Pioli and his family in this moment of mourning.”