Arsenal fans want to sign Nicola Barella this summer.
According to Gazzetta in Italy, Arsenal have joined the race – along with Spurs and Liverpool – to sign the Inter Milan midfielder.
The Gunners will need a replacement for Granit Xhaka this summer as the Swiss midfielder prepares to join Roma.
Barella played a huge role in the Italian side’s Serie A victory under Antonio Conte last season.
And here’s how some Arsenal fans reacted to this speculation:
He would be a hell of a replacement for Xhaka, but can Arsenal afford it?
It has been reported that Inter – who have serious financial concerns – are seeking around £ 55million for the sale of Barella.
And while that’s a good deal considering the fact that he’s only 24, it’s still a pretty steep price tag for North Londoners.
Remember Arsenal don’t have European football next season which means another turnover.
And while owner Stan Kroenke can certainly afford the player, the question is whether he’ll get that kind of part.
It’s also worth mentioning that with Tottenham and Liverpool also in the mix, Arsenal won’t be their priority.
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